The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is due to launch its next exhibition in May, re-examining how we live and including thought-provoking ideas for future housing design and the homes of tomorrow.
RIBA will exhibit ‘At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow’ from 18th May – 29th August. Six British, Dutch and French-based architectural practices will be taking the cottage, terrace and flat as a starting point for transforming the way we live and work in the 21st century.
Using material from the RIBA Collections for inspiration, Mecanoo, Edouard Francois, Jamie Fobert Architects, Mae Architects, vPPR and Studio Weave will each explore the vernacular housing of the past and explore the prospect of affordability, communal living and housing density in 21st century Britain.
Marie Bak Mortsensen, head of exhibitions, RIBA, said: “This exhibition offers a platform for creative thinking about the way we live now.
“Through their responses to trends in housing, from connectivity to affordability, the six featured practices will be both shining a light on intriguing items from RIBA’s collections and creatively reimagining some of the housing typologies that are part of the fabric of our lives and our environment.”
Architects, Jamie Fobert and Edouard Francois will be redesigning the traditional cottage as an affordable housing solution; Mae Architects and vPPR have been commissioned to reflect the way architecture affects our relationships with our neighbours and to reimagine terraced housing to accommodate contemporary living and working patterns; Studio Weave and Mecanoo will be assessing the future of flats and the social opportunity of increased communal living.
The exhibition is being co-curated by Anna Holsgrove, curatorial exhibitions manager and Justine Sambrook, curator of photography at RIBA; and will be accompanied by a series of talks and events.
As world-leading innovators in the design and manufacture of flat roof skylights, at Sunsquare we embrace creative thinking in order to transform the homes of tomorrow. Natural light will always remain an important part of any living or work space and we’re continually investing in new ways of encouraging daylight into interiors for flat roofs of all shapes and sizes.
You can come and see our latest designs and products in situ at Grand Designs Live London 2016. From 30th April – 8th May, Sunsquare will be exhibiting in the at where you’ll also be able to enter to win a free Sunsquare flat rooflight: designed, manufactured and installed by our team.