Future Living Report: Predicting The Future of Homes, Cities and Technology

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

BBC World Service Business Daily Interview: A Virtual Reality Future

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

 

Happy Easter from WeWantToLearn.net :)

It is the end of the second term for the University of Westminster and what a term for DS10! Four projects almost completed at BuroHappold’s engineering headquarters, Three projects to build at the Burning Man festival this summer. We could not be more happy and proud of our students… And it is not finished: after having produced a timeline of the scientific discovery and science-fictional predictions, they have started designing a future city (Brief03) based on their Brief01 and Brief02 work. Here are some pictures showing the students and their current research. Happy Easter everyone!

DS10 in our studio space at the University of Westminster
DS10 in our studio space at the University of Westminster
Joe Leach working on the Falling Leaves, his installation for Buro Happold engineering
Joe Leach working on the Falling Leaves, his installation for Buro Happold engineering
Diana Raican finishing the Dissolving Cubes installation at the Nervi Room, BuroHappold
Diana Raican finishing the Dissolving Cubes installation at the Nervi Room, BuroHappold
Garis Iu completing the Meander, his curved Origami installation for BuroHappold
Garis Iu completing the Meander, his curved Origami installation for BuroHappold
Charlotte Yates' Jitterbug Prototype for Buro Happold Engineering. Client Meeting with Neil Billet, Andrew Best and  James Solly
Charlotte Yates’ Jitterbug Prototype for Buro Happold Engineering. Client Meeting with Neil Billet, Andrew Best and James Solly
Lorna Jackson showing one of the gifts for our Kickstarter Campaign
Lorna Jackson showing one of the gifts for our Kickstarter Campaign
John Konings showing his prototype for an Origami City on Water generating electricity from the waves in Holland.
John Konings showing his prototype for an Origami City on Water generating electricity from the waves in Holland.
Joe Leach showing his Burning Man proposal model  to  Mike Tonkin
Joe Leach showing his Burning Man proposal model to Mike Tonkin
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Alex Berciu showing the environemental, structural and programatic rules for the growth of his vertical city
Sarah Stell's African Rural and tribal mega-city
Sarah Stell’s African Rural and tribal mega-city
Ieva Ciocyte's Solar chimneys City made from a network of water purifying farms in a polluted land.
Ieva Ciocyte’s Solar chimneys City made from a network of water purifying farms in a polluted land.
Tom Jelley showing his Floating Solar Mirrors City.
Tom Jelley showing his Floating Solar Mirrors City.
Garis Iu's extruded plastic floating city based on curved origami.
Garis Iu’s extruded plastic floating city based on curved origami.
Joe Leach's Green Corridor City in the Amazonian Forest
Joe Leach’s Green Corridor City in the Amazonian Forest
Irina Ghuizan showing her City in the Sky
Irina Ghuizan showing her City in the Sky
Lorna Jackson showing her feminist city and her winning burning man project made from Spirohedron
Lorna Jackson showing her feminist city and her winning burning man project made from Spirohedron
Toby Plunkett showing his cymatic city generated from sound patterns
Toby Plunkett showing his cymatic city generated from sound patterns