The Futureproof Home: Design for Conscious Living


This book is not yet published, but will be available from July 2024.

ISBN: 9789492311627 Category:


Step into these hyper-functional and agile homes that are facing our uncertain future head-on with an all-inclusive consciousness.

Take a moment to reflect on your domestic situation since 2020 and realise that few things matter more than the spaces you inhabit and operate in. Our modern times have made it clear that the house is not just a home, but has the potential to be an office, a gym, a studio, a playground, a community. Accordingly, contemporary housing must be, above all else, crafted with consciousness in mind. Consciousness of the land it occupies, the materials it is made up of and of the lives that will occupy it throughout its lifetime. In short, a consciousness of temporality. The residential projects showcased in this book demonstrate such adaptability through a number of strategies – including modularity, frugality, mobility, hybridity and communality – to achieve resilient spaces that will stand the test of our times and inspire a new housing mandate.

This volume builds upon and beyond the descriptive models of past Frame books, offering, in addition, perceptive criticality and visionary insights from a multitude of designers from around the world, functioning as a comprehensive guide and quintessential reference for design enthusiasts and professionals passionate about approaching residential design with radical consciousness.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 26.5 x 20 cm
Publisher name Frame Publishers
Publication date 30 July 2024
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Fran├žois-Luc Giraldeau and Noor Al Qayem, Text by Lauren Grace Morris
Dimensions 26.5 x 20 cm
Weight 300 g


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Lauren Grace Morris is a design journalist and editor. Part of FRAME's editorial team for over five years, she has a keen bird's-eye view of the most salient topics in design today, with particular interest in technology, craft and materials, and urbanism. Lauren has moderated at events including Salone del Mobile, Dutch Design Week and Maison et Objet. Born and raised in California, she was educated in San Francisco, Aarhus and Paris, and lives in Amsterdam.

Fran├žois-Luc Giraldeau is a Canadian editor who trained as an architect before moving away from the conventional practice of architecture to indulge in a variety of editorial and curatorial pursuits. Upon completing his graduate studies, he has continued to gain both practical experience and substantive knowledge through placements, projects, and programs spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He currently oversees the development of a diverse collection of cultural publications, managing all aspects of their creation, from commissioning through to publishing. His work is often credited with successfully breaking down complex notions for a general audience, thus creating accessible content that upholds the integrity of each discipline.