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Cell No.1 is one of six structures modelled on human dimensions that Absalon designed for various major cities around the world. He intended to inhabit these cells himself, maintaining a consistent lifestyle within a nomadic existence. The structure recalls the simple forms of modernist architecture. It also refers to the impact of technology in the twentieth century, mimicking a space capsule or nuclear shelter. Absalon explained that the cells embodied a 'desire for a perfect universe', not in the revolutionary or utopian sense, but as a personal space for solitude and shelter.

August 2004