werner aisslinger: home of the future
 
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may 09, 2013

werner aisslinger: home of the future

werner aisslinger’s vision for the ‘home of the future’photo by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

 

 

werner aisslinger presents his ideas for the ‘home of the future’.his utopian vision takes over the museum haus am waldsee in berlin where he has divided the space into two distinct sections: on the ground floor five installations exhibit different living scenarios created specifically for the house, with a particular focus ontechnical materials and sustainability; while on the upper floor a retrospective of the german designer’s work offers a survey of his project developments,many of which have already explored the themes observed in the five domestic settings below.

 

the project has been sponsored in part by the numerous company’s which aisslinger has previously collaborated, who have helped in realizing the interventions and products which are displayed within. curated by katja blomberg, ‘home of the future’ is on show until june 9th, 2013.

 

 

 

the façade of the historic building is updated by a colorful temporary fabric covering sponsored by kvadrat

 

 

 

 

immediately, as one approaches the building, they are met by a 1970s sports car parked in the driveway. covered in blue textile panels of varying tones, aisslinger brings forth ideas of up-cycling and tuning in which the vehicle’s colorful outfit stands as a reminder of the possible further use of old cars–in this case, freshened up aesthetically like ‘car fashion’–and how these practicescan be applied as a means of prolonging the life cycles of products in general.

 

aisslinger puts emphasis on the role of the designer as a redesigner.the façade of the museum is also ‘renewed’ by a fabric modification, wrapped in color fields which mask the historic architecture of the buildingwith a pixelated color gradient.

 

 

 

giant square panels of varying colors are arranged as a giant textile colorfield

 

 

a parked car in the driveway covered in kvadrat fabrics pushes ideas of up-cycling

 

 

 

 

interchangeable clothing for cars to modify their look and feel?photo by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

detail of the fabric shellphoto by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

‘honeycomb landscape’ sponsored by kvadrat

 

 

 

 

the seating landscape is composed of uniform honeycomb structures which together, display a colorful transformation–a place of refuge and escape, an opportunity for a ‘mind reset’.

 

 

 

‘kitchen farming’ sponsored by flötotto and topfarmers-berlinphoto by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

 

 

 

the kitchen is the heart of the home–a gathering place in which to share food and stories.aisslinger expands the role of this space as more than just one of preparing food. he proposes that here, more emphasis should be put on growing and harvesting what we eat. this installation consists of a simple counter and an arrangement of hothouse shelves which turn the kitchen into an agricultural laboratory that is all about production that is complete with an aquaponic system, a cycle used in fish farming and vegetable cultivation.

 

 

 

the kitchen system is composed of an arrangement of hothouse shelves which function on aquaponicsleft: photo by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

‘textile bathroom-biotope’ sponsored by axor / hansgrohe

 

 

 

 

 the proposed ‘textile bathroom-biotope’ integrates plants in a natural water cycle that is self-sustainable requiring no additional sources.the fabrics used to support the vegetation are conceived as fog collecting materials which have the ability to filter drinking waterfrom morning mists. an environment where ‘hard’ surfaces are generally preferred, aisslinger turns the bathroom into a ‘soft’ environment,with a washbin and bathtub which are both made from fabrics that can be rolled-up.

 

 

 

 

the bathroom becomes a vision of soft elements which includes a roll-up washbasin and bathtub

 

 

the themes explored in the installations on the first floor are elaborated on in the second floor retrospective exhibition

 

 

a scale model of studio aisslinger’s ‘fincube’ is suspended from the ceilingsee designboom’s covereage of ‘fincube’ here

 

 

werner aisslinger standing with a portion of the temporary fabric façade photo by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

werner aisslinger with a mock-up of the ‘home of the future’ façadephoto by mirjam fruscella & daniele manduzio

 

 

  • MYYY EYEEESSS ….!.BLEEDING MEEEEE …..!. I’M BLIIIIIND ….!.

    Francisco Javier Lázaro Pinela says:
  • I would love to try those rooms. The shower and kitchen look interesting. I’m not sure how comfy the seating arrangement is, but it’s worth a try. The outside is beautiful, too.

    Swan says:

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