Designer Rombout Frieling develops unconventional constructions to rest, work and even have meetings outside. For this What if Lab, he introduced BODYSCAPE, a landscape intervention that cleverly interacts with the elements and invites people to be outside more often.
Studio 1:1 noted that, due to increasing heat stress and flooding, there will be a growing need for shade and shelter in the public space of the future. They developed a special ‘catalogue of green and social applications’ that makes it easy to design in a location-specific way. For example, you can change the space under and around a viaduct into a place for sports, social encounters, and connections.
Olifantenpad CS experiments with an innovative design process in which the resident is at the helm, not the designer. Using a well-stocked digital toolbox, residents design their own square in Virtual Reality. The final designs are tested with neurofeedback and interviews. The results will then provide insight into the best square for all groups of users.