Friday May 1, 1992 – Saturday June 6, 1992
Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete
Headed by Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete, London-based architecture practice Future Systems explored the application of advanced and adaptive technology in architecture. Influenced by the automotive, marine, aviation and space industries, Future Systems envisaged a new generation of ecological architecture defined by its versatility, efficiency and performance. Merging technology with organicism, their projects utilized advanced industrial materials such as satinised light-reflectors, PVC coated polyester membranes and tubular steel, and frequently challenged conventional notions of architectural form, introducing unprecedented typologies such as blobs and pods. Sixteen Future Systems projects were presented in the exhibition through a series drawings, montages and models.