Nagelhaus

The term Nagelhaus (nail house) was coined in China and refers to homes whose owners refuse to move in order to make room for commercial building projects. The most famous case of a nail house is the home of an elderly couple in Chongqing, who had declined selling their house to the developers of a shopping mall for two years. In 2008 Thomas Demand and London-based architectural company Caruso St John won a competition to redesign the Escher Weiss-square in Zürich; their proposal was the reconstruction of the famous Chinese nail house as a pavilion on the Swiss square. The project was ultimately stopped by a people’s referendum. The gravures visualizing the proposal, created by Norwegian engraver and artist Martin Mörck and printed by BORCH Editions, were part of the original winning proposal.

Thomas Demand

Nagelhaus, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 65 x 51 cm – Plate size 11 x 14 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artists
Registration no
ID: ThD 10 001-2
Thomas Demand

Nagelhaus, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 65 x 51 cm – Plate size 14.5 x 14.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artists
Registration no
ID: ThD 10 001-1
Thomas Demand

Nagelhaus, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 65 x 51 cm – Plate size 11.5 x 14.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artists
Registration no
ID: ThD 10 001-3
Thomas Demand

Nagelhaus, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 65 x 51 cm – Plate size 16.5 x 14.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artists
Registration no
ID: ThD 10 001-4
Thomas Demand

Nagelhaus, 2010

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 65 x 51 cm – Plate size 11 x 14 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artists
Registration no
ID: ThD 10 001-2

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