Three Principles for the Future of the Built Environment
The future is much closer than we think. Tracking, measuring, design/engineer-ing, and iterating is increasingly becoming standard practice across industries. With the rise of Spatial Computing(SComp), this is becoming increasingly true of the built environment.
Mon Oncle, 1958, Directed by Jacques Tati
Mon Oncle centers around a spatial commentary of the emerging wave of wave of industrial modernization in French consumer society of the 1950s.
__________ 01 BUILDING FOR HUMAN EXPERIENCE
The built environment will be designed to actively support human needs.
We will live in environments that actively support our physical and mental wellbeing, make our social interactions more gratifying, and increase our productivity.
__________ 02 DATA-DRIVEN DESIGN
The built environment will be design-engineered based on statistically-significant data.
Rather than making educated guesses or choices based on gut instinct, our design-engineering behaviors will increasingly rely on data. Everything from the relationship between ceiling height and your cortisol levels to classroom materiality and learning outcomes will be measurable and actionable.
__________ 03 EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY
The built environment will be able to monitor and react in real-time to our needs.
With the emergence of Spatial Computing(SComp), and the growing interest in the SComp domain of Ambient Intelligence (AmI), we are quickly approaching a time when technology is small enough and smart enough to have a big impact while remaining (relatively) invisible.