Architecture

Futopia 2096 | 20 Year Anniversary Edition

 

'....only 1 in 50 people had a mobile phone...the Internet was only dial-up.'

The Future of Home

Futopia 2096 was my final thesis project. It was presented and submitted 20 years ago at the end of my 4th year at architecture school which was the first year of my post-graduate diploma in architecture at The Bartlett, University College London.

The project set by my tutors was to explore the concept of ‘HOME’. I decided to look to the future and envision how technology might marry with a more traditional model of luxury villa or mansion style suburban home ownership complete with separation, security and privacy while still establishing and maintaining a level of meaningful connection with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

The Cave | Mine + Plato's

 

'I’m thankful that I'm no longer trying to work out how to fix my life.'

Back to Basics

The breeze is whistling gently through the wind chime, the harmonic hum reverberates off the majestic megalithic stones surrounding and enclosing The Cave, the Ricardo Rochilez Retreat.

I notice something different for the first time since I can remember. I don't feel like I need to be anywhere else or doing anything differently. I’m exactly where I am and doing what I should be doing right now where I want to be doing it. I’m thankful that I'm not trying to work out how to fix my life. For a change, I’m living and working it and enjoying both the process and the outcomes as they unfold.