Using the RIBA archives as a starting point, six architects from Britain, the Netherlands and France have been commissioned to rethink the traditional British house.
The Royal Institute of British Architects, in partnership with a three-part BBC FOUR series, Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British, presents the exhibition “At home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow”, exploring the historical development of the British home. The exhibition is curated by Anna Holsgrove and Justine Sambrook.
Taking the cottage, terrace and flat as a starting point, six contemporary architecture practices from Britain, the Netherlands and France have been newly commissioned to transform the three familiar typologies to reflect the way we live and work in the 21st century: Mecanoo, Edouard François, Jamie Fobert Architects, Mӕ, vPPR, Studio Weave. The architects will celebrate and critique vernacular housing of the past and explore ideas of affordability, communal living and housing density today. The new work will be displayed alongside photographs, books and drawings from the collections.
from 18 May to 29 August 2016
At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow
66, Portland Place