December 19, 2015


"Social City" exhibition, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture 2015

TD, commissioned by droog, produced a forward-looking model of a building block that satisfies the desires of all Social Citizens, as part of the Social City exhibition at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2015.

Imagine how your house in Social City would look like. The data generated by the online platform Social City do not only spark research and dialogue, but also will have to result in design solutions: building stones for the future city. The challenge is to combine all different desires in one city model. TD did the first exercise, which is based on one of the questions in the quiz:  how would your house in Social City look like? So far it turns out that most people want to live in a tree hut, a building block or a detached house. But there are also quite a few people who would like to live in a house boat or a mobile home and there are even people who do not want a house at all. TreeHouseWaterBoatAppartmentHammockTower is a free interpretation of this diversity of desires, illustrated in a condensed example for one building block. It is no science fiction, but actually tested on technical feasibility.