For KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020, Teeuwen was invited by the festival to spend January through April 2020 in Kyoto. The ninth work in the artist's Destroyed House series, Destroyed House Kyoto is built in two traditional machiya houses. By tearing down and rebuilding a series of tatami rooms, Teeuwen sought to organize chaos, and create beauty from destruction, which is perfectly matched with the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi. The artist also drew inspiration from Ihyou, a powerful concept in contemporary Japanese architecture, which is something unexpected that sparks curiosity. Ever present in the installation, and each resultant picture, is this idea, as well as the reminder of impermanence.
All of Teeuwen’s installations globally are preserved for posterity in the form of photographic works.