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It’s official we are now futurologists! We knew it would happen soon enough!

A PDF of the report can be found here: Future-Living-Report

In the report we set out our visions on the future of living, the rise of technology, changing patterns of human behaviour and rapid urbanisation, huge advances in 3D printing and augmented/virtual reality in the home as well as material advances and seeking out alternative habitats such as underwater homes and even terraforming other planets.

The report was commissioned by Samsung and prepared in collaboration with Space Scientist Dr Aderin-Pocock, and professional urbanists Linda Aitken and Els Leclercq and has been featured in many international press publications:

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Advances in material technology allowing huge skyscrapers dwarfing today’s versions, incorporating vertical gardens above the clouds.

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Underwater city homes growing their own food and producing breathable oxygen and hydrogen for electricity through the splitting of water molecules.

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3D printed space colonies harnessing solar power and the oxygen produced by plant life to create sealed internal environments.

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Drone delivered prefabricated homes that can move wherever and whenever you want to creating digital nomads.

All images produced by Taylor Herring and licensed under creative commons

Toby and Arthur speaking on the BBC World Service’s Business Daily program on the incorporation of digital technology into our lives and our homes, 3D printing furniture, the future of virtual leisure,

Link to the original audio file here A Virtual Reality Future? (We start talking about half way through)

 

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Link to the iplayer programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jtdt9

 

We will be presenting a talk entitled ‘The Rise of the Entrepreneur Maker’ discussing recent work we have been doing with our DS10 students as well as our wider work in practice and academia.

There will also be an exhibition of DS10 student work, showcasing this year’s proposals for Burning Man and the four installations that the students are currently installing in Buro Happold’s London headquarters.

See poster below for more information…

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Some joyous proposals for both Burning Man and Buro Happold’s London office at yesterdays crit, the first of the year.

Our guest critics were Andrew Best, James Solly, Andrei Jipa, Harry Charringdon and Ben Stringer. Thank you all for your inspiring comments and tireless enthusiasm throughout the day.

Here are some images of the exciting work coming out of the studio this year, more to come 🙂

Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube

Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube

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Diana Raican’s transforming cubes model

 

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Burning Man proposal by Diana Raican exploring fractal cubes

 

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Bent timber pavilion by Garis Iu

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Guest critic and DS10 alumni Andrei Jipa with Naomi Danos’s hypar surfaces model

 

Inspired by Cairo tesselation, playful pavillion by Sarah Stell

Sarah Stell’s model capturing the translation of cubes into dodecahedrons

Lianne Clark’s animated keyframe light and shadow explorations

Jon Leung’s bismuth inspired pavilion

Aslan Adnan’s perturbated pavilion inspired by crystal growth patterns

The Tower of Power by Tobias Power

Rheotomic surface installation by Tobias Power

Charlotte Yates animated jitterbug model proposed for Buro Happold

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Lorna Jackson’s spidron installations at different scales

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Joe Leach’s pavilion of timber tension

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Tom Jelley’s anamorphosis experiments remapping geometry

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Tom jelley’s magical anamorphic proposal

We are pleased to announce that DS10 student Andrei Jipa has been nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal 2014, for the best part II student project in the UK.

Andrei’s futuristic proposal “Solanopolis” blended a radical futuristic vision with an advanced understanding of mathematics and 3D printing technologies to create a 3D printed city whose design sprang directly from the underlying code in fractals, creating stunning architecture which echoes the implicit mathematical beauty found in Baroque architecture.

In order to physically recreate these proposals Andrei pushed the boundaries of 3D printing, rewriting the code sent to the 3D printer, devising and publicly sharing a new way of 3d printing with the world.

This was all set against a fantastically creative post apocalyptic narrative of an entire culture and economy based around growing potatoes and turning potato starch into plastic for an army of large scale 3d printers to keep on building up from the rising waters of a future flooded world.

It was in our opinion a very creative blending of brave ideas backed up by rigorous technical research and real world physical results, and we think he has a great chance of winning this years prestigious prize.

Andrei’s proposal will be featured soon on the RIBA website http://www.presidentsmedals.com/

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But wait, there’s more! On top of that yet another DS10 project, Hayam Temple designed by Josh Haywood, has been built over the Summer by a team including past and present DS10 students and  is currently bringing joy to the revellers at this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada and has been receiving praise all over the place.

The beautiful project inspired by the delicate muqarnas found in Islamic architecture has received great international praise and has been featured across the web…

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/02/hayam-temple-by-josh-haywood-for-burning-man-festival/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/burning-man-2014-art_n_5632531.html

http://inhabitat.com/josh-haywood-designs-stunning-lasercut-plywood-pavilion-for-burning-man-festival/

10608431_532651670195593_877742028231652468_otemple2temple11Me and Arthur are greatly looking forward to yet another year of exciting designs and joyful architecture at Westminster University and very excited about the year ahead 🙂

Lying somewhere between science and art, University of Tokyo scientists Yoichi Ochiai,  Takayuki Hoshi and Jun Rekimoto use precision acoustics to bring the beauty of sound waves to life in three dimensions.

More information here from the University of Tokyo, Nagoya Institute of Technology

Polystyrene beads self organising in mid air

DS10 students exhibited their proposals for next years Burning Man at the official London Burning Man decompression party recently, in Electrowerks, Islington.

It was great to see so many burners outside of the desert, and to have such positive feedback from the community on the studio’s proposals for next year. Great time had by all!

IMG_9125Garis Iu, Charlotte Yates, Andrei Jipa, Joe Leach, Paul Thorpe setting up our exhibitition space.IMG_9138

Wonderful wooden models by John Konings and Joe Leach and artwork by the studioIMG_9130Garis Iu’s interactive art piece ‘field of vibrations’

IMG_9172Garis sporting a leopard print jacket explaining his design to dazzled and intrigued burners.

IMG_9149The DS10 decompression team, Arthur, Toby, Garis, Charlotte, Joe, Paul and the wonderful Jo Cook who was an integral part of the 2013 build team.

Finger’s crossed we get the chance to build again in 2014 😉 Watch this space!!!