We design with
the future in mind.
Technology moves fast,
but construction is slow.
That’s why we create designs that are adaptive as well as resilient.
The result is healthier buildings and cities that improve quality of life, whatever the future may bring.
In the Mobility+ workfield we explore how people and matter move in relation to the built environment on every level from individual travellers to citywide transport systems. Our teams examine every noteworthy development in the field of mobility, in topics as diverse as the second life of existing infrastructure, post-pedestrianisation, invisible networks and waste, food and electricity management. By combining this knowledge with analysis of changing transport needs and behaviours, we develop scenarios that will harmonise the future relationships between infrastructure and vehicles.Read more
Qatar Integrated Railway Project
Statement on the passing of Eberhard van der Laan, the Mayor of Amsterdam
Culture & Commerce
In the Culture & Commerce workfield we explore how these two seemingly opposing forces can successfully co-exist and collaborate in the same space. We dive into the worlds of fashion, cultural events, urban renewal projects, cultural institutions and legacy museums, in search of ways to turn potential conflicts of interests into moments of opportunity. When successfully implemented, these become locations where meaningful exchanges between culture and commerce can be applied in the built environment for mutual benefit.Read more
Het Valkhof Museum
Baku White City Developments Underway
If we understand how we live today, we can shape the way we will live tomorrow. In the Superliving workfield we investigate emerging tendencies and innovations in the built environment. These can range from new sensorial and intuitively adaptive technologies, to affordable housing, micro-living and the future of the family unit. Together with experts in other fields, we develop future-proof solutions that push the workfield’s focus beyond spatial considerations towards radical design interventions.Read more
Future Farming Vision presented at Landschapstriënnale
Work & Campus
The Work & Campus workfield examines affinities within new ways of working and learning, and how these may affect the office and campus models of the future. Our multidisciplinary teams investigate behavioural patterns and trends at the intersection of education and employment, including accelerated learning and production, emotional economy, distance learning services and examine how technology can be implemented in a balanced way. These tendencies are examined with a focus on their effect across scales – from the individual, to the group, to the community – with a view to developing relevant, impactful new design concepts that enhance working, learning and productivity.Read more
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Columbia Business School
United States, 2009