Monday, March 05, 2007


I've been thinking a lot recently about home and what it means (connotes/denotes, even). This line of inquiry was sparked off by a show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art: HEARTH
Anyway, one of the meanderings I've been enjoying is looking at temporary accommodation and adapted accommodation. These days every C4 viewer and her dog is converting a something into a something else and calling it home and surprisingly this was allowed to happen in the past without the intervention of Kevin McCloud.

The Quonset Hut is a particularly splendid example of adaptive accommodation; developed from the UK Nissen Hut, the Quonset became the home of much of the US military in WWII and has become everything from stable to chapel since then.

Decker and Chiei's documents a roaming exhibition celebrating both the history of the Quonset hut and the people who live and work in them.
Their website, the source of these snaps and may others can be found at

1 comment:

gwen said...

Hi, I like the idea of the hut as home - it seems to have a special character all of its own. I think this image of the hut is quite thought provoking because the hut is used for so many things - there are so many connotations; it could be public, and on the other hand it could get quite personal. Its easy and its mobile, and sometimes private. It must have a huge history. x