- Cologne, Germany
- 2007 – 2007
- 2007 Cologne Furniture Fair, German Design Council
- Volume: 400m3 (polystyrol) Structure: 6 tons (steel) Base: 200m² (wood) Production Time: 5 weeks Assembly: 10 days
The studio has a longstanding interest in the design of spaces for living, in particular in reinventing the contemporary model of the ideal home – Ideal House Cologne was a unique opportunity to pursue this line of work by experimenting on a smaller, more temporary scale. Responding to a shift in the way people perceive housing design, with aesthetic qualities now as prized as functionality, the project married form and function to propose a new, more organic kind of ‘machine for living’. Its design was a built manifesto for Hadid’s vision of future housing, which challenged the familiar composition of living spaces to inspire new patterns of use.