Future Homes, Malmö, Sweden
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  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Future Homes, Malmö, Sweden



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Extent and medium:
  • 30 printouts
    759 digital files
Scope and content:

File documents Bo01, City of Tomorrow, a housing exposition that ran from May 11 through September 9, 2001, in Malmö, Sweden. An element of the exposition was a competition organized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design a prototype of a dwelling enabelling NASA scientists to live on planet Mars. The Foreign Office Architects explained the project as involving the “construction of a structure which explores the potential of a transportable cylinder that can be opened to provide a home or a research unit for use on the planet Mars”.

The Foreign Office Architects were invited to participate in the competition, and were one of five finalists. Their design, an Alternative Bioplex Prototype (also referred to as the Bioplex Capsule), was reveiled as part of the exposition’s Future Homes display. It is possible that this project is related to an installation also referred to as Future Homes, for Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany, that was exhibited from 1 June to 31 October 2000. This connection requires further investigation.
File contains documentation concerning the exhibition and the Bioplex Prototype, planning drawings, presentation drawings, and graphic material used for publication.
Reference number:



Hannover Germany

Credit line:
Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Language of material:
  • Documents are in English.

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