The artist Oliver Croy came across Peter Fritz’s tiny model homes at a junk store in 1993 where each of them were delicately wrapped in plastic bags. Little is known about Peter Fritz other than him being an Austrian insurance clerk. With the help of architectural curator Oliver Elser, the 387 model buildings were put on display at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. See more of them below:
Atelier Bow-Wow - Split Machiya, Tokyo 2010 The project is actually two mirrored structures, split at the center to allow light to the middle of the narrow site. Polished copper panels on the interior “pull” the reflected images of the opposite building inward, creating the illusion of a single shared space. Via, photos (C) Manuel Oka.