SOMERSET HOUSE: BIG DATA

‘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 […]

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THE CRYSTAL

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 […]

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WHAT IS A CITY?

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 […]

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LIQUID VIBRATIONS: RESEARCH

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┬áthe information according to who is reading and its appropriate audience – create […]

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THE HOUSE OF PERONI

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’. […]

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STARCHITECTURE: THE BILBAO EFFECT

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, […]

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