Salottobuono is an Italian architectural collective that has created (among others) two extremely interesting projects that I absolutely wanted to publish here. The first (second will be for tomorrow) is a pseudo Ikea catalog entitled Paranoia that propose a vision of what might be a urban military world where security will be one more product of consumption (in a nutshell, our world in a slightly exaggerated way). In a way that recalls David Fincher’s Fight Club, Salottobuono created an inventory of product that could be quickly being sold on the market (or which are already). The climax of this catalog for architects is a section/perspective of what the house of this near future may look like.
Domus n.902 – April 2007