Home Futures: Living in Yesterday’s Tomorrow
- The ‘home of the future’ has long intrigued designers and popular culture alike. Whether it was the dream of the fully mechanised home or the notion that technology might liberate us from home altogether, the domestic realm was a site of endless invention and speculation. But what happened to those visions? Are today’s smart homes the future that architects and designers once predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
- Explores today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Alongside original essays by leading voices in the field, this richly illustrated book features more than 200 colour images, organised in six thematic sections exploring privacy, the smart home, compact living, self-sufficiency, nomadic lifestyles and the idea of the home as an idyllic landscape. Ultimately this book proposes that we are already living in yesterday’s tomorrow, just not in the way anyone predicted
- The designers, architects and artists featured in this book include:
Absalon // Ron Arad // Archigram // Archizoom Associati // Atelier Van Lieshout // Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec // Andrea Branzi // Joe Colombo // Michael Craig-Martin // Dunne & Raby // Yona Friedman // Buckminster Fuller // Richard Hamilton // Hans Hollein // Haus-Rucker-Co // Industrial Facility // Jan Kaplický // Frederick Kiesler // Mark Leckey // Linder // Enzo Mari // OpenStructures // Gaetano Pesce // Ugo la Pietra // Alison and Peter Smithson // SO–IL // Ettore Sottsass // Studio Makkink & Bey // Superstudio // Andrea Zittel
- With original essays on the home and its future by:
Deyan Sudjic // Adam Greenfield // Pier Vittorio Aureli, Martino Tattara and Marson Korbi of Dogma // Sarah Kember // Emilio Ambasz // Jing Liu of SO–IL // Justin McGuirk // Eszter Steierhoffer