This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.
What will buildings of the future look like?
There's a lot that we can learn from the past, using modern materials and approaches, that will improve the design and functionality of new buildings. Professor Steve Rayner comments on the fact that it is the mundane technologies, such as light bulbs and air conditioners, that have been shaping building design.
20 Aug 2012