The Social Shell

Education, Projects

The NGD Nottingham team have been busy with design development of “The Social Shell” which will be going on display in Nottingham this Autumn. We think it’s looking really good and are excited to see the finished product. Watch this space for exhibition details!

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Brum takes flight

Education

We’re delighted to see after the success of the Birmingham project last year (Next Generation Design Brum) the initiavtive has grown it’s own wings in the form of MakeitBrum. Great to see this continue for Brum schools, and we wish them all the best in continuing the adventures.

MadeitBrum Credit Rob Nield

Image credits: Rob Nield

Past/Present/Future/Past

Projects

And so, the circle of life continues, and Past/Present/Future is now very much in the Past/Present/Future/Past for 2018. After a glorious summer in Clerkenwell, the Next Generation Design London team have disassembled the pavilion and stored it. However it may soon become Past/Present/Future/Past/Present, with it being readied for a new home (rumoured to be somewhere near here). Massive congratulations to the students and team for such a great project.

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Here it is in its winter hibernation storage unit. Until next year!

A Tree Come True!

Projects

Well done and thanks to all of those involved this weekend for the generation pop-up workshops. The culmination of the weekend saw the judges pick ‘A tree come true’ as the winning design so look out for a whole load of tubes and pipes coming to exchange square this September. Maybe even Mario and Luigi will show up…

Conflicts of an Urban Age

Education, Next Generation Design

We’re delighted to be showcasing Next Generation Design as part of an upcoming LSE Cities exhibition, at 8 Fitroy St.

This technically means that its an ‘inspirational solution, developed and implemented by individuals, local communities or organisations at grassroots level, that addresses challenges posed by rapid urban growth in London’. Phew.

More info available on the LSE Cities site here

 

Testing To The Tooth

Education

Al Dente Engineering happened, with 50+ budding mini material scientists helping test our pasta sections in bending and compression before adding to our pasta cityscape!

Buildings were built, pasta was tested. Here are some snaps…

…and here are some very preliminary tantalising results, with no explanation! What do they mean? Watch this space for a proper evaluation soon.

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COMETH THE HOUR; COMETH THE PAVILION

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

Tomorrow morning Next Generation Design London 2018 opens with Clerkenwell Design Week! It’s a bit redder than previous years. And also more plant-y. We think you’ll like it!

Congratulations to the excellent London Scale Rule team who have pulled this together from the excellent student concept design with the inspiring and nimble-fingered help of a team of excellent volunteers from the Scale Ruler network, AKT II, Grimshaw and beyond!

(Extra special bonus points to The Edible Bus Stop for bringing the greenery in a last minute foliage dash)