Villas - Karin Ruggaber

Villas is an image-based book portraying a series of upscale villas by the Roma in Southern Romania. In 2010 Ruggaber undertook a road trip from Istanbul to Romania in an attempt to find these largely undocumented buildings. Mostly built with basic machinery or by hand, they are striking in their untutored and direct realisation, style referencing and ambitious scale, mostly laid out for large family clans. The buildings often remain empty after completion, or are used for storage rather than lived in, the act of their realisation taking precedence over their actual use. 
Published by The Block, 2010
Edition of 750
Softcover, 240 x 160mm

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