the architecture of sex.

06 04 18 — Design

So much of the commentary and analysis around sex is dedicated to the act itself that we often neglect to consider the part that architectural space plays in it.

But it’s that very topic that comprised the fodder for a 2017 exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Entitled 1,000 m2 of desire: architecture and sexuality, the show sought to explore the influence of space as a “driving force of desire,” featuring drawings and architectural models, audiovisuals, books, and art installations.

Divided into three sections—Sexual Utopias, Libertine Refuges and Sexographsthe exhibition presented the works of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Charles Fourier, the Marquis de Sade and Guy Debord and other historic figures, as well as works by contemporary architects and artists.

Delve more into 1,000 m2 of desire here.