Semantics of the Home

Semantics of the Home

“Architecture evokes such strong emotion within us; we can connect to our concept of home both culturally and psychologically. In many ways it exists as an ideal, carrying symbolic meaning through its design.” – Andrea Clarke is interested in the spaces that surround us, questioning the confines that they offer.

Clarke hones in on the social elements of architecture, considering its structural elements as a means of transformation, comfort and emotional bonds. Pastel walls and open skies reduce houses to a stark atmosphere of minimalism.

Each image deconstructs the notion of a recognisable landscape through close cropping and drawing attention to the widespread anonymity that dominates contemporary housing. Clarke asks: “What are the consequences of making security so integral to our sense of wellbeing?”

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1. All images courtesy of Andrea Clarke.