Those of us who admire architecture, whether from our curious ignorance or passionate professional practice, tend to contemplate with respect and eyes wide open how many works are put within our reach, on site or through images. But what happens when that enclosure is one's workplace? or even better, how is an unconventional house contemplated when it is the person in charge of cleaning it?
It happens that everything looks with other eyes, and Guadalupe Acedo, the person who cleans the Maison à Bordeaux For years, he confesses that she doesn't especially like it, she just limits herself to cleaning.
This is a house on which we could perhaps extend longer, but today we will only say, without going into more details, that it is an automated home designed to suit a person with paraplegia, so that he could move through it easily, without barriers The house is structured from a lifting platform, by which Guadalupe goes up and down every day, and according to her, someday it will fall.
Koolhaas Houselife It is a documentary film made by Illa Bêka and Louise Lemoîne, in which they wanted to discover the building designed by Rem Koolhaas, starting from the real life of the construction, through another look, that of Guadalupe.
In one of the trailers we see Guadalupe ascending on the lifting platform, equipped with all its work material, handling what seems to be the command that directs the large concrete mass, with a somewhat boring expression, as if thinking: a lot of design but how slow is this ...
The authors of the documentary have two more documentaries in preparation in which they will tell the interior life of other well-known buildings through the experience of those who work in them. An original and real point of view, necessary and enjoyable.