At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow RIBA exhibition

At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow re- examines how we live and showcases thought-provoking ideas for future housing design.

Taking the cottage, terrace and flat as a starting point, six contemporary architecture practices from Britain, the Netherlands and France have been newly commissioned to transform the three familiar typologies to reflect the way we live and work in the 21st century:

  • Mecanoo
  • Edouard François
  • Jamie Fobert Architects
  • Mӕ Architects
  • vPPR
  • Studio Weave

Using material from the RIBA Collections as stimulus, the architects will celebrate and critique vernacular housing of the past and explore ideas of affordability, communal living and housing density today. The new work will be displayed alongside photographs, books and drawings from the collections.

The RIBA exhibition is in partnership with a three-part BBC FOUR series, Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British, which explores the historical development of the British home. Each episode will feature a housing type:  the terraces of Toxteth in Liverpool, the high-rise towers of Bow, East London and the cottages of rural Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.