The Herald of Postmodernism, especially known for his work The language of postmodern architecture Published in 1977, Charles Jenks, an American architect and theorist, made a name for himself. Unusual gardens. Reflecting his fascination with science and cosmology, his Cosmic House was the first postmodern home to be listed in the UK.
Notting Hill is located in the London district and is a collection of code-cosmic references that guided the architect’s life. Renovation work on the house, which began in 1978, is the result of a collaboration between Charles Jenks and his wife, Maggie, and architect Terry Farrell. Contributions by Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Allen Jones, Celia Scott and many more.
From the entrance hall, the Cosmic Oval and its glass doors play with our sense of space. The house is arranged around a central staircase representing the sun, and the rooms on the ground floor bear the names of the seasons. When you browse, you can not be playful, you go from the half moon terrace with the theme of the sundial to the dome-shaped Jacuzzi of Francesco Boromini in Rome.
Today, Lilly Jenks, the architect and director of the Jenks Foundation, exhibits an exhibition entitled After Careful Restoration under the supervision of its owner’s daughter, Lily Jenks. Cosmic, Comic, Cosmetics: Themes and Designs for a Home The archives invite visitors to immerse themselves in originally rejected ideas, paintings that reclaim the history of the place and the influences and collaborations necessary for its creation.
Cosmic House, 19 Lansdowne Walk, London, United Kingdom, www.thecosmichouse.org
Open Wednesday through Thursday, April to December, 12:30 pm to 5 pm.