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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

 

WeWantToLearn.net (Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster led by Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani)  is happy to announce more good news – Three of our students have just received art grants from the Burning Man Festival to build the pavilions they designed as part of our brief – Congratulations to the following winners:

All DS10 students will be offered a chance to build the projects this summer with the designers and we will be supported by RAMBOLL and Format Engineers.

Over the course of four years, DS10 has submitted a little more than 80 proposals to the Global Arts Grant of Burning Man and received a total of 6 grants including the ones for Fractal Cult Shipwreck (built in 2013) and Hayam (built in 2014). We are all very proud and excited to go back!

The Infinity Tree by Tobias Power

The Infinity Tree by Tobias Power

Reflection by Lorna Jackson

Reflection by Lorna Jackson

Bismuth Bivouac by Jon Leung

Bismuth Bivouac by Jon Leung

Watch our TEDx talk, The Architecture of Joy to understand the philosophy behind these projects
As the grant is limited, we need your help to pay for transportation and the additional costs related to construction, you can donate on the PayPal button below just indicate which project you want to donate to, kickstarter campaigns should follow shortly:

 

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!!!

Very proud of the 2012 Architecture Awards list with Ds10 getting the following prizes (more details on the Westminster page):

The Shoaib Mahmad Rawat Student Award for the Best Design Project in the Master of Architecture (RIBA II):

First Prize: Jack Munro

Detail Magazine Architecture Student Award for Best Architecture Design Detail:

Master of Architecture (RIBA II), Year One: Scott Lewis, Marilou Valente

Master of Architecture (RIBA II), Year Two: George Hintzen

2012 Silver Medal Nomination:

Jack Munro

CLAWSA Prizes for the Best Portfolio in First Year Architecture BA/BSc Honours and First Year Master of Architecture (RIBA II):

Nomination: Jacob Alsop


Ds10 Students were also published in BDonline in the Architecture student shows 2012: Westminster University article

Some pictures of our happy winners with family: