Architecture

Personalised "bubbles of heat" could replace inefficient central heating

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect Carlo Ratti claims the heating system he developed with MIT, which uses motion sensors to focus beams of infrared radiation on people as they move through a building, can be "one order of magnitude more efficient" than traditional methods. Read more »

Driverless cars will "capture a virtual replica of the real world," says Pernilla Ohrstedt

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect Pernilla Ohrstedt's stand design for the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition will visualise the 3D data driverless cars use to navigate, which she claims will gradually produce a "perfect" digital model of our cities. Read more »

3D weaving can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya shows us the 3D-weaving machine he invented, which he claims could be used to create better sportswear, medical implants and even architecture. Read more »

3D-scanning technology will enable cities to exist in "both a virtual and a physical form"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: the advancement and proliferation of 3D-scanning technology means we will soon be able to explore a life-size digital replica of the real world, claims ScanLAB co-founder William Trossell. Read more »

Growing a "giant artificial reef" could stop Venice sinking

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the second part of our interview with Rachel Armstrong, the senior University of Greenwich lecturer explains how a synthetic "limestone-like" support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city's foundations being eroded. Read more »

"Growing a city from the bottom up" could save the human race

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: developing "living architecture" could help humanity survive, claims senior University of Greenwich lecturer Rachel Armstrong, who is investigating how we could grow a city in space. Read more »

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