Comme evoqué dans notre article de la semaine dernière et comme déclaré dans notre page about, ce blog est pour HDA principalement une plateforme d’échange. On est très heureux de recevoir des commentaires ou des mails de la part de nos lecteurs avec des questions ou des demandes d’approfondissement. Souvent, par ce dialogue, nous finissons par apprendre nous-même des nouvelles choses, des nouveaux projets et des nouvelles pistes de recherche. C’est le cas de notre échange récent avec Borha, une étudiante de l’école d’architecture de Nantes qui nous contacte pour nous demander des références d’architecture paramétrique et network thinking en relation à la participation citoyenne.READ MORE
IMAGE ABOVE: Axial map of the central area of London, created to analyze the paths inside the city
At Hugh Dutton Associates we have recently worked on the relationship between parametric design and urban planning. Last year we coordinated the workshop Smart Cities in Turin and we published on this blog some studies about Participatory Sensing and Urban Data Visualization by Sara Alvarellos and Fran Castillo. Today we share an academic research by Andrea Galli, a young architect we met in Turin on the occasion of our lecture PARAMETRIC DESIGN /// COMPLEX GEOMETRIES /// NEW TECHNOLOGIES.READ MORE
Internet of Cities. City Data Sensing. Real-Time City.
We are currently engaged in exploring new models of dynamic cities. In parallel to the evolution of the model “Internet of Things”, in which the micro computation is embedded in the design of objects, the model Internet of Cities is emerging: it consists in multiple interconnected layers – energy, mobility, information – as an example of one of its layers, the Internet of Energy. It proposes a new model of distributed generation and energy management based on info-energetic infrastructure. In the model, Internet of Cities, the computation is distributed in urban infrastructure, the deployment of sensing technology allows the monitoring of different urban, environmental, energy parameters. This technology produces a large amount of data (Big Data). The exploration and analysis of these data structures through the design of visualization systems (and interaction) which will allow us to reveal new dynamics of behavior in the city. Around the confluence between the city and data (Data Sensing City) emerges the concept Real-Time City, in which it explicits an evolutionary dimension, auto adaptive, dynamic in the informational systems that constitutes this new model of city, therefore citizens can change their patterns of behavior in relation to these information systems, creating a dynamic reconfiguration of the city.
How will it be, the evolution of cities in the Internet of Cities? Can Real-time City generate new forms of governance, participation, analysis and information management?READ MORE
Open Energy aims to develop a platform to explore new systems of visualization and optimization for energy consumption, both in domestic and industrial environments.
The project has two dimensions: the first one, Energy Monitoring Device, investigates open hardware devices for monitoring power consumption and the second one, Open Energy Visualization (Data Visualization / Augmented Reality App – photo above), which explores new ways of real-time visualization power consumption in domestic environments.READ MORE
This post is the third of four posts about Participatory Sensing (projects and research) that we are publishing weekly on Fridays.
In this post I’m introducing two participatory sensing projects designed for measuring air quality levels and developed from different motivations and contexts.