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At Home in Britain

Updated Friday, 18th March 2016

Details of a new exhibition called At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow, and links to articles, podcasts and courses about homes.

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At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow is an exhibition that re-examines how we live and speculates on the future of housing in Britain.

About the exhibition

Taking the cottage, the terrace house and the flat as a starting point and using RIBA Collections as stimulus, six newly commissioned works from contemporary architecture practices Jamie Fobert ArchitectsMæ ArchitectsMaison Edouard FrançoisMecanooStudio Weave and vPPR transform these three familiar housing types to reflect the way we live and work in the 21st century.

The exhibition runs from 18 May to 29 August 2016 at The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. It's open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays 10am to 8pm. The exhibition is free to turn up to. There are also a series of events that require you to book and/or pay for a place, so check the RIBA site.

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If you've been to the exhibition (and even if you haven't!), here are some things to read, study and explore.

Technology at home

How do design and technology influence the way we use our homes? Go deeper into way we design and adapt homes and other buildings.

Aesthetics at home

What do people use their homes for—and how? When does a house become a home?

Lives at home

We all use our homes differently, whether that's due to social change, the ageing process or disability.

Security at home

What does home mean to people, and what stories can our houses tell?




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