“Technology, for me. Is probably the most misunderstood subjects on the planet. We keep thinking about it as another category like the economy, like culture, like religion, like war. It’s as ubiquitous as the air we breath. We’re strapped in and on the ride” – Godfrey Reggio Known for his non-narrative films; Director Godfrey Reggio shares with…Details
The Utopian Visions of Architect Vincent Callebaut.
A young Belgian architect imagines fantastical projects that address the world’s environmental and social problems.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0045ZUY16″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319MALGhkTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Design usually predicts future technology before that technology actually exists. The Kisai Console Wood LED watch from Tokyo Flash, is part science fiction control panel, and mostly a fully functional digital timepiece. It seems like something of a confused product, with a wooden band and bezel for the display,…Details
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1847974619″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sdg8W1HhL._SL160_.jpg” width=”129″]Nissan has revealed a new concept car they are calling BladeGlider. No, it’s not a flying car, but it does blend dragster and airplane design. The best thing about this futuristic concept design is that Nissan is suggesting it will actually make a real production run of this beauty.…Details
CLOG is an seasonal architecture magazine that investigates a particular topic. CLOG issues are made up of short, usually one page articles by various architects, critics, and writers. Their latest issue points CLOG’s contributors at science fiction. Contributors are often left to cover a wide variety of subjects within that topic. Mark Durmel discusses the homegrown…Details
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001PB8EJ2″ locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C7DmHS6ZL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]Futuristic home appliances are a staple of futurist design. Dishwashers and microwaves that could ‘sense’ when your food was cooked or your dishes had cleaned were a huge part of the mid-century futurism movement. As the average household became more and more ‘electrified’, many people (including those heads of…Details
Biomimetic design is the imitation of the structures, elements, and systems of nature. The future will be filled with biomimetic inspiration. Architecture, transportation and furniture design are all moving in this direction. The Embryo and Roost treehouse designs by Antony Gibbon Designs are perfect examples of biomimetic design. Could this be your new future home? According to Gibbon’s website: “The cylindrical…Details
Futuristic floating homes are on the horizon. What will our future be like when floating homes can easily cross oceans, walls and borders? Will access to homes that float and move freely about the planet cause nationalism to die a long overdue death? Probably not. But it would cause us to question the antiquated and…Details