Building, the Future
Who are the designers and architects who are shaping the landscape and the cities of the future? We showcased a half-dozen eclectic visions from a global selection of architects on March, 2017 at our inaugural Luminary Festival in San Francisco. Here's a short video, capturing the experience, from Britelite Immersive. Britelite partnered with Future Fires and The Midway to make this exhibit possible, with additional support from AutoDesk.
video provided by: Britelite Immersive

Building, the Future

Architects featured in this exhibition (listed below) share a common wish to situate our lives in imaginative settings, a desire to leave behind the box, the wall, the symmetrical and squared-off. For these architects, the ecological integrity of additive manufacturing methods is also a driver. Digital modeling and 3D printing allow building with decreased waste and impact on the environment, as well as opportunity for the creation of new and startling forms.  

Future Fires partner Britelite Immersive was instrumental in designing and executing this ambitious installation at our March, 2017 Launch Event in San Francisco, giving attendees a taste of the way architects, globally, are imagining the future of building, and of our cities. 

Biomorphic Design in Architecture

Biomorphism models artistic design elements on naturally occurring patterns or shapes reminiscent of nature and living organisms.

"To (Neri) Oxman, Hadid’s legacy is the prelude to a much larger revolution currently sweeping through the design world: the departure from biomimicry — imitations of models, systems, and elements of nature — toward the realm of bio-informed design (put simply: the augmentation of objects and buildings with biological materials that can adapt, respond, and potentially interact with their surroundings)."

LINK to article from Surface


Skylines: Present and Future

Shanghai skyline; Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre (Zaha Hadid Architects); Pearl Skyscraper from the film "Skyscraper" by Rawson Marshall Thurber (2018); the SalesForce Tower in San Francisco, with digital art by artist Jim Campbell.

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