Clement Charles

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July 4th, 2013

Future Cities (2): let’s float !

What will be the future of cities ? Maybe, floating. Not surprising for people living in the Netherlands, but surely new and exciting for the rest of us.
To grasp the topic, check that video from our partners Reuters news.

In more specific view, you may enjoy this great video. Architect Vincent Callebaut proposes his futuristic concept, titled “Lilypad”, would essentially allow a city to reside on water. The metropolis would float and house as many as 50,000 people.



To conclude with some “design concept”, I am sure you will enjoy this 2009 videos on current project on floating / underwater cities.

July 3rd, 2013

Future Cities: part 1 – TEDx Talks by Tobias Wallisser

To start this series of curated video on Future Cities, I think you’ll enjoy this 2010 TEDx Talks  Tobias Wallisser, from UNStudio in Amsterdam. UNStudio is my perspective one of most innovative architecture firm around – I discovered them through Taschen books.


After studying architecture in Berlin, Stuttgart and New York, Tobias Wallisser worked in the United States, Netherlands and Germany. For 10 years Tobias was Associate Architect at UNStudio in Amsterdam, where he was responsible for a series of high profile projects like the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Museum which has attracted worldwide attention for its innovative spatial concept.