French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus converted an old prison house, school, and funeral home in France into a dynamic visitor center. The artists re-imagined the building as a ”ghost-house,” naming it Gue(ho)st House, which refers to the phrase invented by Marcel Duchamp — “A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST." They gave it a cloak of polystyrene and paint, covering it with resin and chunky shapes on the facade. In the words of Berdaguer and Péjus, “Duchamp’s wordplay ended up being a trigger, a base line for drawing up the project...Guest is the common denominator, the sharing space that we imagined. Ghost is a metaphor, a phantasmagoria.”

[via Dezeen]