The crimson rose—or rosa in Spanish—supplies the central theme of architect Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco’s The Real Estate House, which is the superstar of this new movie from Barcelona-based director Joana Colomar. Blanco’s unconventional design considers the architectural legacy of the Spanish actual property bubble, which burst virtually precisely a decade in the past. Also referred to as the ‘increase’ area, the refurbished assets is situated in Cardedeu, a suburban village situated 45 km from the centre of Barcelona.
During the 1990s the world skilled heavy suburban building, adopted—after the 2008 crash—through a lot of this trade grinding to a halt. The Real Estate House used to be, sooner than Blanco’s contemporary refurbishment of the valuables, a paradigm of bubble-era aesthetics: the place its central stairway used to be situated inside of a topped tower with lancet home windows, whilst additionally that includes pre-fabricated Doric columns that supported its gaudy verandah. Blanco has somewhere else described the ‘imaginaries of opulence’ that influenced the home’s authentic development; affordable, speedy, but pointing towards a fascinating, close to fantastical, luxurious. Blanco’s refurbishment weaves in combination custom and modernity, along notions of low and high era—making an attempt to make sense of the fantasies (financial and architectural) that fuelled its authentic design.
Colomar’s movie explores “the dichotomies that configure day by day existence in the home,” as she explains, and the irregularly common techniques we use home area. The movie, which liltingly scours the areas and components of Blanco’s design, refers explicitly to the central stairwell which has been changed into a crimson (rosa) area, connecting with the day by day regimen of Maria Lluïsa (the proprietor of the home) who trims a rose from her lawn as a non secular providing each morning. And on this approach, whilst the home represents an emblem of monetary surprise, it additionally issues towards the potential of re-growth.