Book Chapter

A Future Interior is an Urban Interior

Rochus Hinkel

Interior Futures: Abstracted - Negotiated | Crucible Press | Published : 2019


A future interior will trespass the architectural envelope to take up its place in the city, on the streets, and in those urban spaces that remain open to a public. A future interior shelters the capacity to become an urban interior, emerging as a site of contest between commercial interests and the desire of a provisional community to gather, to voice its concerns, to imagine other possible futures, or simply hang out together. The future of practices dedicated to the interior must develop an attitude to the status of the urban interior, and the kinds of spaces it can carve out. The greatest risk to urban interiors is the compulsion to produce commercial economic outcomes, to curate atmosph..

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