Wednesday, 19 December 2012


DESIGNING PERSEPHONE _THE FIRST WORLDSHIP


Persephone is a design module of the DARPA funded 100YSS (one hundred year star ship) project with Icarus Interstellar. Its aim is to assess the requirements and design living environments for worldships.  Persephone is a real project. It is unusual as its deliverable is the design and development of a living interior for a worldship constructed in orbit in a hundred years time.





Thursday, 13 December 2012

NEW CITY _A NEW VIRTUAL WORLD

Greg Lynn, Peter Frankfurt, Alex McDowell and Imaginary Forces collaborated to bring New City to MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition. New City featured an architecturally-scaled immersive media environment that served as the trailer to the concept of a living virtual world that is parallel and simultaneous to ours.

Greg Lynn takes into context the planets, stars and outer space as part of our built environment. His New City project explores how colonies in space would work through 3-D prints and computer renderings.