Chinneck Turns an 18th Century Building Upside Down

 - Dec 19, 2013
References: itsnicethat
Renowned for his tendency to display ordinary objects in a new perspective, UK-based artist Alex Chinneck has managed to convert an 18th Century house upside down. The Miners on the Moon in response to an annual festival in London called Merge Festival. The upside down house is located near London’s Blackfriars Bridge.

"The material and aesthetic decisions within the project celebrate the architectural heritage of Southwark and the timeless charm of its fatigued buildings," says Chinneck on his decision to use signs that were recovered from a reclamation yard.

Chinneck’s intention in constructing an upside down house that was erected in 1780 was to present an architectural scenery that most people are accustomed to; deconstructing and inverting the audience’s view to re-appreciate the house and its design aesthetics by forcing them to view the architecture in a completely new way.