Where do today's great architects live and what does 'home' mean to them? These questions were the catalyst for the film and exhibition Where Architects Live that opens today at the Milan Furniture Fair. From London to Mumbai, architects including Zaha Hadid, Mario Bellini, Shigeru Ban, Daniel Libeskind, David Chipperfield and Bijoy Jain talk about the meaning of home. The film captures very private, personal spaces not seen before, with insights into how we live as a testing ground for ideas.
"I liked my house when I was in Baghdad. I think that was a very nice house and I enjoyed being there", remarks Zaha Hadid. "That was very important for me because it was an unusual place. When I moved away I was like a gypsy so I never really settled down in one place that was home for me. Also I spend all my time travelling now and out. I think with these private houses for architects, you either do them as a first house like a first statement of your ideas. Or you have to do them when you are retiring. I am not ready to retire yet."
Where Architects Live was directed by Francesca Molteni and produced by Studio Due Effe. The exhibition runs until 13 April during the Milan Furniture Fair. Watch the film that accompanies the exhibition here.