Humanitarian architecture: How powerful design can help change the world
Designers have 'freaking superhero' skills says architect Bryan Bell of the Public Interest Design Movement and South Carolina's Design Corps. Facing complex challenges of climate, inequality, food and water, and political insecurity, a superhero is what the world needs right now.
The value of design in a fast-changing world
Globalisation, urbanisation, and digitisation present new opportunities and challenges for how we live. As the possibilities expand, people demand more memorable, personalised experiences. As the value of great places increases, so does the value of impactful design.
UNBUILT: Seunsangga Citywalk, South Korea. STITCHING THE CITY
A new continuous citywalk makes historical, cultural, commercial and natural connections to the city and landscape. Seventeen distinct staircases knit the citywalk back into the fabric of the surrounding streets. COLLABORATORS: Antoine Pascal (TTT Architects)
UNBUILT: Adelaide Contemporary, Australia. AN OPEN CIRCLE
A new kind of gallery. One that’s more informal and open to its parkland setting, its city and its role in bringing art, nature and people together. Gallery spaces pivot around an outdoor performance stage, and blur the lines between inside and out. COLLABORATORS: SO-IL
UNBUILT: 97 Franklin Street, Australia. A good neighbour
A tower made of three stacks that respond to ground, city and sky. At street level, there’s an urban forest for residents and the local community. The mid-section steps back from neighbouring buildings to give much-needed ‘elbow room’, while the top of the tower is rotated to maximise sunlight and views.
UNBUILT: Exhibition Street Tower. Connected vertical village
A series of connected social spaces in this workplace bring employees, customers and community together in one continuous ‘vertical village’. Our design’s deliberate ‘collision points’ don’t just start conversations and build relationships, they ensure no two days feel the same.
UNBUILT: Palermo Cruise Terminal and Waterfront Urban Plan, Italy. CIVIC ANCHORAGE
A collection of waterfront buildings and spaces anchor the historic fabric of the city to the sea. Cloisters, arcades and courtyards provide new civic places to kickstart the transformation of the waterfront. IMAGERY: Studio Lux. COLLABORATORS: Buro Happold, Cupelloni Architettura