The 387 model buildings created by Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz in the 1950s & 60s were the perfect starting point for the exhibition ‘The Encyclopaedic Palace’ at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Like an inventory of provincial building styles these models are a kind of visionary architecture but instead of the fantastic it is rooted in the domestic and banal. They were found in 1993 by the artist Oliver Croy in a junk shop, each wrapped in a garbage bag. Presented on a vast white plinth this remarkable townscape is a testament to obsessive creativity.