Smooth, white surfaces. Glass walls with a beautiful void within. Peace that is brought forth by a lack of detail to focus on.
Who lives in the ultra-neomodern houses? People with no furniture? No past, no ornaments or pragmatic tools. No memories, no photo albums, no socks lying on the floor. No people, only a space demanding cleanliness and hygiene. How are we supposed to use the modern buildings? How is the modern man envisioned to utilize his beautiful, functional space?
In Orestad outside Copenhagen, a sub-urban townlet is built according to neomodern architecture. Glass windows reaching from floor to ceiling allow passers-by to peek in and see the round-edged furniture within. Only, it is no beautiful sight. A guitar here, a window too large to be washed there. Latest retail store sale items covering the windowsill. Big lamps, curtains, picture frames. A hockey stick with a hockey bag and helmet lying in a corner. The passer-by is peeking in, an undesired voyageur in the intimate secrets.
The clean, round edges and spotlessness only last through the pre-sale photo shoots.