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Our new paradigm: Light, space, data

Celestial light and space travel have fascinated designers of buildings since early civilisation. Now they are transforming how we ...

From garden cities to data cities

How would Sir Ebenezer Howard, legendary advocate of last century's garden cities movement and founder of Britain's town and country ...

Data Cities book out from December 2018

In Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design, Davina Jackson explains how rocket science and electronic ...

Rebooting Bucky’s Spaceship Earth

Richard Buckminster Fuller's scientific visions for 'world planning' using autopilot-style systems are being accelerated by international space agencies, as his followers celebrate the 90th anniversary of his 1928 publication of a '4D Air-Ocean World Town Plan' concept diagram, and the 50th anniversary ...

Astrospatial architecture: Beyond terrain

What is 'astrospatial architecture'? It's a neologism coined to highlight how astrospatial (space navigation) technology and geospatial (Earth-recording) systems are disrupting traditional ways of designing buildings. For the first time in history, architecture is not epitomised by inert monuments of ...