Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
– 10 September 2017
The Vitra Design Museum showcases examples from Europe, Asia and the USA, which vividly illustrate the multifaceted nature of living together in a community. The exhibition begins with historical examples, such as 19th-century reform ideas and projects from the hippie and house squatting era. These show the social context in which the projects arose, and how they were used as a form of protest against the then housing conditions. Current projects from different architects demonstrate how engaging with the challenges of limited space and new requirements can create innovative concepts with a new aesthetic.
The relationship between public and private spheres also changes. The characteristics of urban and living spaces, working and living are re-imagined and creatively interwoven. Conversely, the project examines the extent to which architecture influences the coexistence of residents and creates new forms of the same.