The ideal living space?

and how it will look like

Will rooms really become zones? Will the rooms we live in today and the furniture we use today become insufficient? Should living spaces and furniture adapt to our new, increasingly quick and demanding way of life? Every year, architects and designers get an opportunity to give their view of the answer to this question at one of the largest furniture fairs in Europe, held at the start of each year in Cologne. The invited designer or architect attempts to present their idea of the ideal living space. To this end, they have complete creative freedom and they can present in any way they want their own view of a home, or how it should look like in the future. In 2019, that opportunity was given to two Australian designers with an Amsterdam address, Kate and Joel Booy and to their studio called Truly Truly.

Das Haus or The House is a project based on multifunctional space and the freedom such a space offers. The functions of the space are no longer unique and they can shift in a moment, depending on what we want in that space. Truly Truly called their view of an ideal living space “Living by Moods”.
Instead of rooms, they divide space into zones, which can quickly adapt to our needs. The house and furniture are here to adapt to our current mood, feelings or activity.
Zones can be different – it all depends on the person, but Truly Truly provide a basic division of space into Reclusive, Private, Serene, Active, and Reclining zones. The private zone, i. e. spaces require more privacy, so those are separated and not part of the whole. All the other zones intertwine according to our preferences and there is no clear border between the end of one zone and the beginning of another. For example, a kitchen table can serve also as a desk or conference table, depending on the current activity in the space. The chairs are various – kitchen chairs, office chairs. You can sit on the sofa facing either direction and it can also serve as a bed when necessary. The kitchen remains the centre of the space, but it quickly adapts to new needs, while all the cabinets are hidden.

In short, the ideal das Haus is a living space where all the furniture is multifunctional.
Das Haus does not have rooms, but it also has no walls, the zones are divided by curtains, canvas or simply by greenery. It is not enough anymore to have a roof over our heads. Das Haus is actually the core essence of living. It is what a house is supposed to be. In the end, no form of das Haus is ever only a house. In a way, it is a picture and mirror of our very selves, our habits, needs and desires. And these are ever more numerous and they change increasingly quickly.

Source of images: archilovers, archipanic, wallpaper, buginmyhome

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