Future Systems is an
architectural and design practice, who have rocked the architectural
world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that
merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations
from other fields.
themselves with creative projects and architectural competitions
(Second Place at the International Competition of Bibliotheque de
France in Paris, 1989) they soon obtained wider recognition with the
Lord's Cricket Ground Media Center in 1994. They went on to gain other
important commissions from fashion names like Comme des Garçons (1998)
and Marni (1999). They are celebrated for their new flagship store for
Selfridges in Birmingham (which featured on more than fifteen magazine
covers upon opening).
This book presents
a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years -
some of it previously unpublished. It celebrates the perfected
accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognized today, as well
as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue
their forward-looking philosophy.
according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents
well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of
Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim
Deyan Sudjic is former Editor of Domus magazine and Curator of
the Venice Biennale 2002. He is a highly respected and well-known
architectural critic and writer; he is also the author of John Pawson Works, published by Phaidon.