‘Big Data’ is an ongoing exhibition in Somerset House put together by a long list of artists and designers who show global data through visuals and graphics. Since the birth of Internet we have been able to track all online data and activity – and this has of course only escalated as the years go […]Read more "SOMERSET HOUSE: BIG DATA"
Siemens’ futuristic building ‘The Crystal’ by Royal Victoria Dock is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. We visited their permanent exhibition on the future of cities; featured and explained through technology; both the already existing ones and innovative possibilities for the future. Through interactive screens, films and animations we could get an in depth […]Read more "THE CRYSTAL"
In our first lesson of Urban Futures we discussed the definition of a city and what ‘urban’ really means? 1) What is a city? 2) What do we mean by ‘urban’? The amount of people/population Political structure and/or “higher” spokesman taking decisions Work and education possibilities Historical values in architecture Urban meaning the gathering of […]Read more "WHAT IS A CITY?"
Liquid vibrations: a hydrotherapy charity organisation for children with special needs. DESIGN RESEARCH – text heavy – unorganised – same information mentioned in different wording – great video footage – in big need of more visual interaction and imagery ACTION IDEAS – divide the information according to who is reading and its appropriate audience – create […]Read more "LIQUID VIBRATIONS: RESEARCH"
For the PM lecture in week 8 we were invited to The House of Peroni on Brick Lane. The Italian beer brand has developed a community and creative hub embracing the Italian lifestyle and trends. Combining exclusive experiences with authentic food, drinks and breathtaking architectural spaces is the strategy that they would define as ‘lux-fun’. […]Read more "THE HOUSE OF PERONI"
Unfortunately I missed last weeks session but through readings and articles I have looked into the term ‘Starchitecture’ and its impact in the contemporary city. Signature buildings, or ‘spectacular architectural pieces’ have become its own selling point to promote larger cities and to attract both tourists and inhabitants. Many of the buildings have a futuristic, […]Read more "STARCHITECTURE: THE BILBAO EFFECT"
In the reading by Ritzer and Stillman we are introduced to the phenomena of a simulated consumption. This is related to consumers losing a sense of time, space and the environment he or she is in. A simulated space is staged, fake or constructed to lead the user into a specific mindset or feeling. When […]Read more "RITZER & STILLMAN: THE MODERN LAS VEGAS CASINO-HOTEL"