Future Housing Now! © UiD 2003 - 2004

Future Housing Now! is a research project developed for the exhibition NEXT?

The design of the future dwelling depends to a great extent on how we deal with the paradoxes of today's housing situation:
We use more living area per person … but most of the time we don't use it!
We are more people living alone … but we also share our dwelling with more people!
We use the dwelling less … but it must perform more!

In most cases, contemporary housing typologies seem adopted to needs and demands related to postwar ideals of the neighbourhood and the nuclear family. Yet, today singles account for 40% of all households in Sweden and the home is no longer the center of many people's lifestyle. Furthermore, recent studies show that most people appreciate good relations with their neighbours, but that they do not want to interact socially.

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