Together!, Weil am Rhein , 2017, exhibition

  • © Vitra Design Museum, 2017, gestaltet von Something Fantastic, Berlin, Foto: Daniel Burchard

  • © Vitra Design Museum, 2017, gestaltet von Something Fantastic, Berlin, Foto: Daniel Burchard

  • © Vitra Design Museum, 2017, gestaltet von Something Fantastic, Berlin, Foto: Daniel Burchard

Housing space is a scarce resource—this has become increasingly evident in recent years. Real estate prices in major cities are rising and conventional concepts for residential construction are no longer able to meet the demand. These challenges have triggered a quiet revolution in contemporary architecture: collective building and living. “Together! The New Architecture of the Collective” is the first exhibition that comprehensively highlights this topic and makes it possible to experience it spatially. Using models, films and apartments reconstructed on a 1:1 scale, it presents a large number of examples from Europe, Asia, and the United States. Additionally, historic predecessors illustrate the history of collective architecture—from the reform ideas of the 19th century to the hippie and squatter scene, which began with the slogan “Make love, not lofts”.