Upside Down House Whimsically Fallen from the Sky

French artist Jean-Franois Fourtou loves to play with the ideas of perspective and childhood worlds of imagination and magic. In his past work, Mes Maisons (My Houses), he experimented with viewers’ perceptions of scale by placing his subjects in disproportionately large or small living spaces. This time around, Fourtou plopped an upside down house right in the center of his property in Morocco, disorienting his viewers and creating a bewildering experience of “home.”

Tombe du Ciel (Fallen from the Sky) is an architectural structure inspired by Fourtou’s grandparents’ home in France. Imagine living in this topsy-turvy world, where the bathtub is on the ceiling and you can effortlessly climb into the house through the second story window. Fourtou’s work reflects remnants of his own childhood memories, and just like the nature of most memories, this installation is twisted and turned and spun around until it’s just a fraction of reality.

If you are fascinated with upside down architecture, you’ll also enjoy this interesting design by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski.

Jean-Franois Fourtou on Aeroplastics Gallery
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