Frame 125 # Nov/Dic 2018

High-Density Housing




Contenuti Frame 125

Rapid manufacturing accelerates on-demand design. Indoor greenery enjoys a light treatment. The corridor sparks social interaction. Discover new directions in the world of products.

The Challenge: Future of Cohabitation
In the lead-up to each issue, Frame challenges emerging designers to answer a topical question with a future-forward concept. As urban areas grow outwards and upwards, the cost of inner-city living becomes equally inflated. In order to stay central while avoiding social isolation, various groups of people are opting to share the load. Today that means everything from self-sufficient communes to co-housing models, but how will cohabitation look in the future? In line with this issue’s living-themed Frame Lab, we asked five makers to come up with possible solutions.

Introducing Sibling Architecture. Bethan Laura Wood cycles to the strings of a cello. Rachel Whiteread gets concrete. Barber Osgerby proves that one plus one is three. Thom Mayne discusses his metaMorphosis. Meet the people. Get their perspectives.

Living Lab 
It’s predicted that by 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities. Since many metropolises are already bursting at the seams, accommodating such growth demands new modes of habitation. Should we build upwards or outwards? How can we live collectively without sacrificing individuality? How can public space best serve its modern-day demographic? Facing these questions and many more, a number of today’s architects are dreaming up future-proof housing solutions.
Reports: Kitchens
Brands explore the many faces of efficiency. The open-plan model linking cooking and living continues to grow. Designers take to the kitchen to heal communities. Discover what’s driving the business of design.