The Mecanoo Mansion at RIBA exhibition “At home in Britain”
Organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the exhibition 'At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow' at The Architecture Gallery in London re-examines how we live and speculates on the future of housing in Britain. Mecanoo’s response to the challenge of re-imagining the typology of the flat has resulted in the creation of The Mecanoo Mansion.
Following in-depth research into the RIBA Collection, highlighting photographs and drawings of communal spaces in London’s mansion blocks, the design for the speculative project takes the elements shown in the collection material and creates a mansion block for the 21st century.
Demonstrated through a large model, the proposal for The Mecanoo Mansion focuses on the communal spaces within a block of flats, showing a new potential of mixing housing types and collective amenities for students, families and the elderly.
The exhibition also includes specially commissioned works by architecture practices Mae, Maison Edouard François, Studio Weave, Jamie Fobert Architects, and vPPR. Dick van Gameren will participate in panel discussion on affordable housing at the RIBA on June 14, 2016.
18 May to 29 August 2016
Monday - Sunday 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays 10am to 8pm
The Architecture Gallery
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
More information RIBA
Photography: Philip Vile