Behind the Scenes: Collecting objects of the future

April 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Collecting objects of the future By Tom Hennes | A small group of people in my office, the indefatigable Bix Biederbeck (yes, that’s really his name), Tim Burnham and Ricardo Mulero worked for two months to collect designs that…

Water borne diseases history in London

April 5, 2016

Cholera first developed in the Indian subcontinent but was spread into Russia, China, and Germany in the early 19th century mostly by sailors. By 1832 it had reached London and began to ravage the city’s poorest districts, where poor sanitation…

My Scenario

March 28, 2016

Based on global warming effect, events in history and current trends & situation I am focusing on water borne diseases issue caused due to flooding in London to create a scenario using speculative design as a tool to address a…

London predicted to be underwater by the end of the century

March 28, 2016

RESEARCH SHOWS PARTS OF LONDON PREDICTED TO BE UNDERWATER BY THE END OF THE CENTURY Large areas of London could be underwater by 2100 as a direct result of climate change, research has shown. Development charity Practical Action has released…

Should we build floating, aquatic island cities? What are the pros and cons?

March 23, 2016

An interesting contribution to this concept is by Elzo Valugi, Institutul de arhitectura Ion Mincu Bucharest, Faculdade de Arquitectura Lisbon.  There is a SF novel by Jules Verne called  L’Île à hélice’ (Propeller Island) exploring the concept. Very nice read, introductory for pros…