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Domestic Boundaries
by Flavio Martella, Maria Vittoria Tesei, Marco Enia, Aida Navarro, Maria de Miguel Pastor, Ruben López, Jaime Sanz

In the contemporary era, changes in family structure, work organization, technology, gender, communities and communication are being reflected in a new urban revolution that blends the domestic space with the cityscape. The dualities of public and private, of exterior and interior, of the architecture of the house and architecture of the city are broken. The urban organizational structure that has accompanied us in the last century is undergoing a strong shock to its foundations towards a radical change in its nature, generating new relationships between people and city. This revolution is affecting and involving every aspect of daily life, from the body to architecture, from sociology to psychology, from productivity to reproductivity, from isolation to community. The book tries to highlight and enforce this domestic and urban revolution and its consequences, from many points of view and studies, to better render the complexity and the manifoldness of the contemporary era. It then goes from general domestic transformations, to the specific contemporary modifications of some domestic places such as living rooms, to the influence of the domestic changes in the construction of the contemporary city. From the analysis of emerging ways of life and their relationship with cities, to the influence of leisure in the construction of domesticity. From the importance of digital devices in the creation of contemporary domesticity, to the radical domestic change generated by the gender revolution.


Bio m²ft architects is a transdisciplinary architecture practice based in Madrid and Rome. Our approach relies on the awareness that architecture has to be able to consciously dialogue with contemporary issues and events, providing critical solutions that promote an enrichment of the current condition. m²ft architects is the winner of the NIB award as one of the best 10 Italian emerging architecture firms of 2019. The professional practice is constantly supported by research and teaching at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in the Master in Architectural Communication and in the Master in Collective Housing of ETH Zurich.

2018, Softcover, 168 pages, 133x203 mm

Title Domestic Boundaries Authors Flavio Martella, Maria Vittoria Tesei, Marco Enia, Aida Navarro, Maria de Miguel Pastor, Ruben López, Jaime Sanz
Publisher Amazon