'Feeling at home'. A short sentence in which an essential human need is defined. A place to be oneself and feel solace.
The primary significance of 'home' is tied to the house in which you live. The connection to home develops through time. You feel at home in your own house because time has been spent there. Because of the energy you've put in, the items that are placed there, that have been picked and chosen by you.
There are also secondary homes: these places in which you grew up as a child, your favourite place to be or your frequent holiday-spot. It could be the house of your best friend, your favourite bar, your workspace, a small shop where you buy your croissant everyday and make some small talk or even a path that you have frequently walked along.
The project 'Athometown' is focusing on places and moments that from the beginning felt like home. The English have a saying: 'Home is where the heart is'.
Next to the 2D map on this website there is also Athometown 3D, a city of small porcelain houses which
Go to www.athometown.com to see the whole project.