A house is an intimate space constructed of memories and experiences.
The architecture of the house plays an important role in giving our memories meaning and context. The home is where we make plans for our lives – the memories form blueprints in our minds of our experiences and the places we have lived.
Photographs of the events become the memories, and those memories construct the stories of our lives and histories. The home is often the backdrop to key moments and experiences and thus it becomes the background of the photograph. The photograph gives the memory context showing not just the ‘what’ but also the ‘where’.
A house without memories is just a space, it becomes a home when we fill that space with memories.