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Dwelling on the Future: Architecture for the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis

d'Avoine, Pierre; (2020) Dwelling on the Future: Architecture for the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis. [Book]. Design Research in Architecture. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Dwelling on the Future focuses on the design of dwellings and their varied environments, and questions how an architect responds to the challenge of providing humane places in which to live for a growing, multifarious population in an increasingly divided world. The issue is never just housing. People – individuals, groups and societies – can and do have different goals and aspirations. Is it possible to imagine and implement a world in which a level of comfort and stability is available for even the poorest members of societies? Pierre d’Avoine covers a wide range of examples, including proposals for luxury housing and designs for low-cost dwellings, which all address the needs and desires of their potential inhabitants. He explores an inclusive approach to the design of settlements – and not just in cities – that recognises difference, an approach that demands a fresh political vision to resolve humanity’s increasing inequality, for the benefit of all. D’Avoine asks if we can respond with optimism to the Kabakovs’ mordantly titled installation ‘Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future (2001)’. While this was perhaps a statement of fact in Russia and elsewhere in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, it is implicit, and ever more so, in the West today.

Type: Book
Title: Dwelling on the Future: Architecture for the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis
ISBN-13: 9781787350533
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324 /111.9781787350533
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324 /111.9781787350533
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Pierre d’Avoine, 2020 Images © Author and copyright holders named in captions, 2020 This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: d’Avoine, P. 2020. Dwelling on the Future: Architecture for the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis. London, UCL Press. https://doi .org /10 .14324 /111 .9781787350533 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons .org /licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons licence unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to re-use any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder
Keywords: architecture, land use, design research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110193
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