Where do you live? A quintessential cottage, a block of flats, an inner-city terrace? The new RIBA exhibition, ‘At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow’, has asked six contemporary architecture practices to look again at these types of housing and see how they can be improved to better fit the way we live today.
Using plans, photographs and other materials from the RIBA archive, Mecanoo, Edouard François, Jamie Fobert Architects, Mæ, vPPR and Studio Weave have created housing projects for the 21st Century. ‘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,’ says Marie Bak Mortensen, RIBA head of exhibitions.
The exhibition is open until 29 August at The Architecture Gallery. Entry is free.
Can’t make it to the gallery? Catch the associated three-part BBC FOUR series, Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British, which will explore the historical development of the British home.