"Customization through technology to answer the individual needs in any living space." This was Crossboundaries vision showcased at the ‘Across Chinese Cities - China House Vision’ exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016.
Represented as a video installation Crossboundaries thinking and recording of future home and living possibilities, to date, was exhibited as part of the cross-sectorial program of research for envisioning the future - China House Vision. Aiming to generate content that relates to the country’s contemporary urban condition, twelve participating offices along with industry-leading companies from various sectors are exploring visionary concepts.
Already we are operating a big part of our lives in a virtual way through smart, multifunctional and flexible technology. The technological and internet revolution made it possible to address the needs of masses and at the same time satisfy the desires of the individual. Yet we still live in a similar way as we did last century.
China's cities became dominated with large scale housing compounds as the nation's economy boomed. With such a rapid expansion came over production and currently there is a huge surplus of housing. More recently the one child policy has been adjusted, soon the family nucleus will require a different kind of home. What will be the result of the housing stock not fit for purpose?
Crossboundaries' vision is living space that will respond to individual needs and provide the options to change according to its inhabitants. An adjustable and smart solution, that considers the intelligent and technological way of living and thinking - every activity can happen here. Following current trends for sharing economies, the pre programmed personalized space would be transferable to other locations, inserted into existing structures, supporting nomadic lifestyles.
ACROSS CHINESE CITIES–CHINA HOUSE VISION, was a collateral event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2016. HOUSE VISION is a Pan-Asian platform of multidisciplinary research and development initiated and co-curated by designer KENYA HARA and SADAO TSUCHIYA in Japan since 2013.