The future building block that satisfies all dwelling desires
published on 1/12/2015
Part of the Social City exhibition at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture is a forward-looking model of a building block that satisfies the desires of all Social Citizens by architect office TD.
The data generated by Social City's online platform do not only spark research and dialogue, but also will have to result in design solutions: building stones for the future city. The challenge is to combine all different desires in one city model. TD did the first exercise, which is based on one of the questions in the quiz: "how would your house in Social City look like?"
So far it turns out that most people want to live in a tree hut, a building block or a detached house. But there are also quite a few people who would like to live in a house boat or a mobile home and there are even people who do not want a house at all.
Treehousewaterboatappartmenthammocktower is a free interpretation of this diversity of desires, illustrated in a condensed example for one building block. It is no science fiction, but actually tested on technical feasibility.
Architect office TD (Theo Deutinger, Stefanos Filippas) is based in Austria and the Netherlands. Their work is consisted of architecture, writings and socio-cultural maps. TD is also involved in lecturing and teaching at various institutions including Harvard GSD, Strelka Institute Moscow and the Bauhaus in Dessau.