The row houses from 1955 on the real estate of Kosta 3:30 are the only row houses constructed by Bruno Mathsson, making them unique. They were originally built for the foremen of Kosta Glassworks, but today the houses are abandoned and decayed. Mikael Olsson and Andreas Roth have made a film based on these houses. The collaboration omitted from a mutual desire to describe on film the work of Bruno Mathsson. During the year of production at Kosta, different aspects of the houses appeared. The filmmaking was concentrated to the original visual qualities, for example the relationship between separate volumes, how light meets the architecture. It’s a film which in an objective, yet visual way, describes the architecture in detail, but not for the sake of it in close-up. The houses are never shown entirely, but parts are presented as they were experienced – one by one.
Carsten Nicolai who made the soundtrack says: ‘the film is accompanied by 10 colour-plates, colours which reflect the idea of the house. For me this rang-ordering system resembles pure sinus tones – like the colour spectrum of light, which appear out of these pure tones facilitated by a feedback system.’Rent this work for public screenings