A HOUSE FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN
On October 7th, 2022, Vladimir Putin turned 70 years old.
What does it mean to be 70 years old ?
Conventional wisdom would say that by this age wisdom would finally reach the human mind.
But is it so ?
Putin blasted the West, yet he had no problem to present himself, in countless photographs, as some kind of Hollywoodian “hero”, posturing himself in “strong” attitudes…
Is the macho mentality a sign of wisdom ?
We doubt it.
Unfortunately, lately, as we all know, the macho state of mind began to ravish, brutally, a neighboring country.
Who cares tens of thousands of people died ?
Who cares countless buildings were destroyed ?
What did we learn from the Second World War ?
Nothing, nothing at all.
The atrocities human kind are able to commit, repeat themselves.
The so-called “de-nazification” of Ukraine was nothing else but a ridiculously transparent veil behind which an irresistible hunger for new territories tried to hide… and of course, didn’t succeed.
SAD, VERY, VERY SAD.
So, how would one design A HOUSE FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN, for his 70th birthday ?
Would it be a modest house for a modest man and his modest family ?
Would it illustrate “the Russian World” and values even if it might be situated in Switzerland ?
Would it be “de-nazified ?”
Would it be, quite the opposite, IMMENSE, IMMENSE, IMMENSE ?
Would it be covered in gold, like a certain apartment in a certain tower in New York City ?
Would it be a very muscular house ?
An “invincible” house ?
Would it be simply an anti-atomic bunker ?
How would it be ?
Please be sarcastic, dear architect! Please be drastic! Please protest! Let’s give him the ANTI-PRESENT he deserves.