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Dasha Tsapenko + Nazar Gresko

Sint Pieterstraat 32, Maastricht, Netherlands
DASHA TSAPENKO (UA, NL) is an architect and designer. She holds an MA in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Currently a designer in residence at the Van Eyck Academy, she explores the role of private domesticities in terms of spatial restraints, segregation and social constructs. NAZAR GRESKO (UA, NL) is an architect. He holds an MSc in Urban Design and currently works at NL Architects. His interest lies in exploring the position of a human within the changing environment.

Domestic constructs of making out


Notes on Mediated Spaces of Romance

Domestic constructs of making out


Notes on Mediated Spaces of Romance
An ongoing investigation in how specific architectural elements in domestic spaces and their ‘iconic’ perception based on their representation in media, influence the dynamic of contemporary complexities of (non/multi) human romantic relationships.
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  • New areas of operation

Domestic spaces are one of the main hosts for romantic relationships. Elements within these spaces become proactive actors that shape/are being shaped by embodied parts of a specific relationship.

The notion of love has changed in a fast-changing media, which impacts relationships in the long term.
This research aims to analyze how the architectonics of specific domestic elements: wall, door, window, roof, stairs, corridor and elevator, as well as their mediated images that shape a construct, choreograph the embodied components of romantic behavior.

By collecting samples of romanticised spatial elements within various media and analyzing them through different filters, the collective knowledge of cumulative social perception is formed. When superimposed with the bodily language specific to love patterns, natural or socially constructed, a speculative scenario is drawn.

Love as a natural desire, a delusion and a social construct is observed via domestic framework.


One of research analyses. A case study of tracing the points of interaction between the relationship participants of the “West Side story” and the architectural element involved - the balcony.

One of research analyses. A case study of tracing the points of interaction between the relationship participants of the "West Side story" and the architectural element involved - the balcony.

Domestic constructs of making out


Notes on Mediated Spaces of Romance

Domestic constructs of making out


Notes on Mediated Spaces of Romance
An ongoing investigation in how specific architectural elements in domestic spaces and their ‘iconic’ perception based on their representation in media, influence the dynamic of contemporary complexities of (non/multi) human romantic relationships.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Domestic spaces are one of the main hosts for romantic relationships. Elements within these spaces become proactive actors that shape/are being shaped by embodied parts of a specific relationship.

The notion of love has changed in a fast-changing media, which impacts relationships in the long term.
This research aims to analyze how the architectonics of specific domestic elements: wall, door, window, roof, stairs, corridor and elevator, as well as their mediated images that shape a construct, choreograph the embodied components of romantic behavior.

By collecting samples of romanticised spatial elements within various media and analyzing them through different filters, the collective knowledge of cumulative social perception is formed. When superimposed with the bodily language specific to love patterns, natural or socially constructed, a speculative scenario is drawn.

Love as a natural desire, a delusion and a social construct is observed via domestic framework.


One of research analyses. A case study of tracing the points of interaction between the relationship participants of the “West Side story” and the architectural element involved - the balcony.

One of research analyses. A case study of tracing the points of interaction between the relationship participants of the "West Side story" and the architectural element involved - the balcony.


Idea by

Dasha Tsapenko + Nazar Gresko
Sint Pieterstraat 32
Maastricht
Netherlands
DASHA TSAPENKO (UA, NL) is an architect and designer. She holds an MA in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Currently a designer in residence at the Van Eyck Academy, she explores the role of private domesticities in terms of spatial restraints, segregation and social constructs. NAZAR GRESKO (UA, NL) is an architect. He holds an MSc in Urban Design and currently works at NL Architects. His interest lies in exploring the position of a human within the changing environment.