The FuturArc team takes a look at how the concept of Home has evolved, how we celebrate it and (sometimes) fudge it.
You will find in this issue homes for the well-heeled that are sensitive to climate, context and environmental outcomes. Case in point, the FuturArc Showcase this issue is the Linked Hybrid in Beijing. But we also wanted to show something about how the other half lives; where a home is not big-name designers and engineering superlatives, where it says something about community and craftsmanship. As such, for the second FuturArc Showcase project, we feature the work of Anna Heringer in Bangladesh in which architects, local craftsmen and villagers jointly unearthed the beauty of mud and wood.
Housing is also put into the sustainability context by Professor Ray Cole from University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) in his article “Bringing home the realities of climate change”. In addition, FuturArc speaks with Ms Louise Cox, the newly elected President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), who by her job description, is the voice of the architectural profession worldwide.