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 technologies have changed obsolete practices and are expanding potentials for architecture and environmental design.

This book surveys exceptional projects created by leading architects, scientists, artists, engineers, geographers, urbanists, gamers, gardeners, filmmakers and musicians who are reimagining life on our planet — and elsewhere.

Highlighted projects include lichtarchitektur by Asymptote, Yann Kersalé, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Bruce Munro and Leni Schwendinger, VR and AR demos by Greg Lynn, William Latham and Joe Paradiso; creative robotics by Carlo Ratti, Patrick Tresset, Zaha Hadid Architecture and Boston Dynamics; laser-cut constructs by Alex Haw and Patrick Keane; ‘living’ architecture by Philip Beesley, Rachel Armstrong and Mitchell Joachim; Moon and Mars settlement schemes by Foster + Partners and BIG; symbolic structures by MVRDV, Wolfgang Buttress, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Santiago Calatrava, Coop Himmelb(l)au, UN Studio, SHoP, LAVA and MAD; atmospheric concepts by Philippe Rahm, Daan Roosegaarde and Bruce Ramus; city modelling by UCL-CASA, 300,000 Km/s, ETH-Zurich and MIT, and underwater and aerial designs by Marc Newson, Ars Electronica-Spaxels and Giancarlo Zema.

Data Cities is being published internationally by Lund Humphries, London. It will be out in hardback print format in Britain and Australasia from December 2018 (£45) and in the United States from March 2019 ($89.99).