Biomimicry – beyond sustainable

Biomimicry is an approach  to design based on studying biological forms and processes. Fauna and flora has phenomenal abilities to adapt  to changing temperature and humidity, achieve structural strength and grow from surrounding physical medium.  Remarkable selection of solutions, found in nature, have been refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution and with latest technological possibilities can be applied in architecture, design and production at … Continue reading Biomimicry – beyond sustainable

Visions for Heathrow City

In 2013 the Airports Commission, established by the government, published a report, concluding that South East needs an additional runway by 2030 and possibly a second additional by 2050. The biggest pressure falls onto Heathrow Airport which currently runs at its full potential and there is no doubt that it needs a new strategy. Although, proposal to create a new hub airport on the Isle … Continue reading Visions for Heathrow City

Floating gardens for Hortillonnages Amiens

Landscape installation ‘Symbios-living together’ was built this week by Giedre Paliukaityte and Joana Quintas. Being a part of ‘Art, Villes & Paysage | Art, Cities & Landscape’ project it offers an opportunity to find new relations between natural and man-made environments and have a closer experience of sensitive surroundings. Located on water a network of 24 hexagonal modules supports native aquatic planting. Recycled bottles and … Continue reading Floating gardens for Hortillonnages Amiens

The Symbiosis – living together

Giedre Paliukaityte and Joana Avelar Quintas have been selected to build a landscape installation in Hortillonnages Amiens. It is the 5th year Maison de la Culture d’Amiens and the Borough Councils of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk present project Art, Villes & Paysage | Art, Cities & Landscape which is a part of the INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England programme, aiming to improve cross … Continue reading The Symbiosis – living together

Exploration Architecture : Designing with Nature : Exhibition at the Architecture Foundation

In February The Architecture Foundation presents Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature – the first solo show by Exploration. This innovative architecture practice focuses on biomimicry, sustainability and searches for unique future-facing solutions.  This time they showcase four selected projects and 3D printed installation, short videos, sketches, study models and natural artifacts which inspired the designs. Where: The Architecture Foundation, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU When: 7 February – 15 … Continue reading Exploration Architecture : Designing with Nature : Exhibition at the Architecture Foundation

Wider than Metropolis – new city form

Last week new winds has shaken urbanism theory. Widely known urban geographer Edward W. Soja presented ‘The End of the Metropolis Era‘. Following Ed Wall’s overview I give more personal reflections on the lecture. Firstly, we should understand processes shaping the city. City is an agglomeration of people, who shear expenses, and being in close proximity cause catalytic conditions for technological innovations, cultural creativity and … Continue reading Wider than Metropolis – new city form