Future Evolution House, Wien Future Evolution House, Wien

:: Work-Life – Balance ::

In order to develop and understand how we will live in the future, we need to examine the megatrends that are fundamentally changing our society (see www.zukunftsinstitut.de) particularly Megatrend women, new work and the knowledge society.

The industrial society drew a sharp line between work and private life. But in the age of the  knowledge society the border is blurred. Increasingly we live AND work at home – and travel more too, which means new demands for a more intelligent interior architecture of the home.

Furthermore families today are defined as a collection of self-opinionated individuals, each with their own particular friends, rhythms and patterns of media consumption. The classic living room and kitchen have merged to create a kind of lounge or hub where the family can come together.

Given such developments and trends we have designed a modular building concept:

    The work and office module, that also can transform itself into a communal cinema for family and friends.
  • HUB
    The central module where with friends and family we can cook, eat, read or just relax by the (energy creating) fireplace. The hub is the social meeting point – where the mobile individualists come together.
    This is where the kids live. With a mini-kitchen for learning independence. We (and they) don’t know how long they will want to stay, how often they will come and go, but it is a place they and other guests will always feel at home.
  • LOVE
    A separately defined and designed module for the grown-ups, for privacy and peace. The Bathsalon is secretly a second sitting room.


We are working with these innovative companies on the project. Please click on the logo for more information:

BMW i3


We are drawn to Dornbracht by their consequent design and philosophy around the theme of water.

Minimalism meets technical expertise, plus innovation, and excellent personalized professional advice. And they still find time to support the arts, explore world food culture and bathing rituals and innovate.


Alape is not just about sinks. It is about individuality and shaping space. A great challenge for a bathroom, but one that they rise to with great success.

In a time where bathrooms are becoming ever more central to interior design, they have responded with a clear and clever range of simple but stunning sinks.


Italian kitchen design at its best.

"Duemilaotto" by our favourite designer Piero Lissoni stands out for its distinct tactile look. A bold but beautiful combination of elegant kitchen block and cupboards contrasted cleverly with a weathered wooden dining table top. Made from pinewood salvaged from a 100 year old Italian mountain hut it brings individuality plus authenticity and history back into modern design.


Quooker is a small, simple but brilliant product that ticks all the boxes for being part of a future house.

It saves energy, makes life easier, and you can throw a bulky appliance (the kettle) away. The Quooker delivers boiling water on tap (literally), and as a British 3 litres-of-tea-a-day drinker, this is one of my favourite future house innovations.


The distinctive modern signature look of the flooring from this Danish company belies the fact that it was founded in 1898.

Four generations later they are still a friendly family firm, with carefully managed forests whose philosophy seems to say "we look after the trees, and you look after the wood."


Liebherr are constantly working to improve the efficiency of these traditionally energy-gobbling appliances.

The company do not just think environmentally, but also about the environment inside the fridge itself – with their BioFresh drawers to keep food fresher for longer.