How do we want to inhabit the spaces we live in? How can we build homes that match our ideals and meet the demands of a changing world? Where can we find ideas for the houses and cities of the future?
During the 1960s and 1970s, visionary architecture in Europe began to raise these fundamental questions about the homes we inhabit. Journalist Niklas Maak has visited the buildings of this era—many of which are now in ruins—and curates here an “archaeology of the utopian,” founding ideas for future architectures in the buildings of the past. Featuring works by Antti Lovag, Yona Friedman, Claude Parent, Dante Bini, Cini Boeri, Hans-Walter Müller, Renée Gailhoustet, and Jean Renaudie, all impressively photographed by Johanna Diehl, this intelligent new volume explores inspiring revolutionary forms of living through the utopian architectures of the past.