Drop Houses: Social Experience in Future Home

Partner Programme

16 — 24 Sept 2023

Architecture / Landscape, Digital, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Art / Collectibles

#LDF23 #PostInternetArchitecture #MediaDesign

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As the increasing use of social media and webcams in the home environment, Drop Houses explores the design of our physical surroundings based upon the reality of our online life, proposing new types of hybrid spaces and the future of social experience.

Drop Houses explores the design of our physical environments based upon the reality of our online life. Throughout the ages, our physical surroundings have reflected our cultural behaviour. In this highly remote era, however, with virtual portals now a part of regular domestic space, our cultural behaviours and life moments occur increasingly online. The home will be to the virtual space experience what the body is to the physical experience of architecture. Drop Houses examines the integration, overlap, exposure, and ownership of both digital and physical space in the future home. It considers the reciprocal influence of the everyday digital and the everyday physical, proposing new types of hybrid space. The forms and configurations of these hybrid spaces are determined by the residents’ various forms of online life – including both their professional and personal identities. It acts as a positive tool for creative self-affirmation, a practice of self-building. This project attempts to challenge our perceptions of domestic ritual, residential architecture, privacy and intimacy, personal identity shaping, and social norms.