Future Spaces

The public spaces we citizens occupy are fast evolving. We highlight the ideas, innovations and experts that will help shape the future of spatial design through 2030 and beyond.

Immersive Living Spaces

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Immersive Living Spaces

Design innovation consultant Matthew Cockerill talks to LS:N Global about how augmented and mixed reality will be at the core of the future of the ...
Mixed Reality : Smart Homes : Augmented Reality
The Experimental City

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The Experimental City

The Living Lab 040 is an experimental Dutch neighbourhood putting people at the heart of the cities of tomorrow. LS:N Global speaks to directors Mo...
Design : Future Cities : Society
Urban Bathing

Big Ideas

Urban Bathing

An ancient ritual with a firm place in many cultures, communal bathing is undergoing a revival in urban areas.
Wellness : Health : Bathing
Urban Blue Spaces

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Urban Blue Spaces

Ahead of the opening of the UK’s first city-based wellness resort, Therme UK CEO David Russell tells LS:N Global about the company’s vision for wor...
Wellness : Water : Future City
Redesigning Higher Education Spaces

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Redesigning Higher Education Spaces

From fostering wellbeing to embracing climate consciousness and immersive tech, we explore how higher education spaces are evolving to meet the div...
Higher Education : Future Of Education : Remote Learning
Five Global Placemaking Projects to Watch

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Five Global Placemaking Projects to Watch

Urban regeneration in city centres is happening around the globe at pace; developers are looking to cultural, community and sustainable touchpoints...
Design : Sustainability : Society
The Neuroaesthetic Age

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The Neuroaesthetic Age

Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross argue in Your Brain on Art that the science behind art can help us to reinvigorate the spaces around us with new kinds ...
Design : Health & Wellness : Art
Battersea Power Station Redefines Retail Placemaking

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Battersea Power Station Redefines Retail Placemaking

London’s iconic Battersea Power Station is giving UK shopping malls new agency with its mix of cultural and historical relevance, offering a fresh ...
Retail : Placemaking : Architecture
How Infrastructure will unlock Digital Nomadism

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How Infrastructure will unlock Digital Nomadism

As remote working and nomadic visas become reality, the development of rural and suburban infrastructures will support a digital nomadic lifestyle.
Design : Architecture : Transportation
A New Definition of Beauty lies in Sustainable Materials

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A New Definition of Beauty lies in Sustainable Materials

Mario Cucinella, curator of the Design With Nature exhibition at Milan Design Week, on why sustainable materials are key to the future of our cities.
Design : Architecture : Sustainability
How Luxury Landmarks are Reshaping Cities

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How Luxury Landmarks are Reshaping Cities

To strengthen their cultural relevance during moments of global unrest, luxury brands are renovating historic monuments and refurbishing public spa...
Luxury : Hospitality : Culture
Divergent Design

Design Directions

Divergent Design

Designers are reframing the narrative surrounding neurodiversity from disability to hyperability through rich visual noise and joyful stimulation.
Design : Intersectionality : Health And Wellness
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