Salone del Mobile 2018
CREATING PLACES FULL OF INSPIRATION.
REDESIGNING UNUSED SPACE BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT COMMUNITIES ARE BEST BUILT FROM WITHIN.
How is the way people live together in cities evolving?
OKE HAUSER: Cities are fascinating and ambivalent places, they are places of manifestation and constant change at the same time—our most human invention. Many architectural planning and design approaches no longer reflect these human principles and we at MINI LIVING sense a strong need to literally break down walls to create true urban places – places that provide inspiration and enhance our human spirit by being together. In this day and age, there is a strong will to design the world we really want to live in from the bottom up. Putting people’s needs first is ultimately the essence and beauty of architecture.
What are the biggest challenges that urban living is currently facing?
NT: Two of the main challenges are density and urbanisation, but we also have historic opportunities for new socio- economic constellations and environmental solutions. It is an amazing time of radical changes with a need for innovation and creative thinking. We just have to get the balance right to move towards a more sustainable and enjoyable future for everyone.
We just have to get the balance right to move towards a more sustainable and enjoyable future for everyone.
Who says only architects have great ideas about how we should all live?