For the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2009, Wallpaper* magazine presents Future Thirty. Brought together for the magazine’s 2009 Architects Directory, these thirty international studios have been chosen for their commitment to innovation, both spatial and contextual.
The Future Thirty Exhibition reunites the featured architects, focusing on a key element of this year’s global overview; the thirty conceptual house designs created especially for the magazine. The brief called for a practical house for tomorrow, a residential prototype that would not only demonstrate their unique architectural approach, but also be adaptable to any kind of plot. The designs will be exhibited in renders, plans and models and represent a swathe of new thinking on residential design, incorporating core values like sustainability, functionality and flexibility, without losing sight of bold aesthetics and practicality.
A true representation of early 20th century innovation and an expression of the modernist hope for the future, the Chabot Museum is the perfect environment for Wallpaper* to showcase the 30 bespoke residential designs for the 4th Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale.
At a time of uncertainty in the global housing market, the Wallpaper* Future Thirty show that innovation is within reach of every aspiring client, bringing fresh architectural thinking from around the world into the expansive sprawl of the modern city.
- Jürg Schmid Architekten
- Gort Scott
- Divercity architects
- H20 Architectes
- Propeller Z
- Liddicoat and Goldhill
- FGMF Arquitetos
- Martin Lajerraga Arquitecto
- Cell Space
- Gonzalez / Larrain Arquitectos
- Reigo & Bauer
- André de França e Campos e Joana Mendes
- Andrew Lister Architect
- Anagram architects
- SPG architects
- Marge Arkitektur
- Antonino Cardillo Architect
- Bruno Vanbesien Architect
- Scot DiStefano Architect
- MooMoo Architects
- Phorm Architects
- Tierney Haynes Architects
- Platform 5 Architects
- X Architekten
- Group 8
Model 17: Antonino Cardillo Architect
Born in Sicily, Antonino Cardillo set up his own office in Rome in 2004 after graduating from Palermo university, where he studied under architecture critic and historian Antonietta lolanda Lima. His residential proposal is called Lime and Limpid Green House and is inspired by the large private garden fences spread across the dry plains of Marrakech. The courtyard house redefines notions of external and internal space, blurring the boundaries between the two.
Gerrit Willem Baas and Leonard Stokla, Kraaijeveld Villa (Chabot Museum), Rotterdam, 1938
Antonino Cardillo, ‘Model 17’, Wallpaper* Future 30 [exhibition], 4th IABR, Chabot Museum, Rotterdam. Photography: Ellie Stathaki
- Ellie Stathaki, ‘4th International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam’ , www.wallpaper.com, London, 5 Oct. 2009.
- Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper* Future 30 [pdf], London, Sept. 2009, p. 1.