Future Systems Deyan Sudjic

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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.

After establishing 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This book presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished.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.

Organized 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 yet.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • ISBN: 9780714844695

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.

"...Attractive book... Inspirational images..."—Building Design

"...Beautifully illustrated explores their impressive achievements - from concepts and influences to design philosophy and displays of their extensive work."—Worth Global Style Network

"Fascinating... The book is undoubtedly beautiful."—FX

"...Packed with innovation, this book is an impressive read."—ID

"This impressive-looking book [...] charts the equally impressive rise of Future Systems."—Creative Review

"Fascinating and attractive... Marvel at their off-the-wall creations."—Grand Designs

"There is no doubt that Future Systems is hot... While it may be of the moment, this thorough book shows that the firm has paid its dues."—Azure

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