Smart Retro – Proof of Concept

This is a board of inspiration for the partners of the project called Smart Retro – Proof of Concept.
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Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall — a haunting series that pays homage to these victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall — a haunting series that pays homage to these victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Our sister project from the UK. Retrofit 2050 - an EPSRC research project. Partners include Oxford Brookes, Reading, Cardiff and Salford Universities.

Our sister project from the UK. Retrofit 2050 - an EPSRC research project. Partners include Oxford Brookes, Reading, Cardiff and Salford Universities.

Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings | Christ Cathedral Campus | Tower of Hope | Integrated Sustainable Design | LPA Inc.

Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings

Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings | Christ Cathedral Campus | Tower of Hope | Integrated Sustainable Design | LPA Inc.

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. (Filmed at TEDxAtlanta.)

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. (Filmed at TEDxAtlanta.)

Bristol - Retrofit City an Architecture Centre touring exhibition.    Celebrating Bristol’s legacy of creative re-use of buildings and places, this exhibition presents a range of retrofit interventions and innovative visions for the future of Bristol.     The exhibition was devised and created by the Architecture Centre, Bristol with contributions from partners across the city.

Bristol - Retrofit City an Architecture Centre touring exhibition. Celebrating Bristol’s legacy of creative re-use of buildings and places, this exhibition presents a range of retrofit interventions and innovative visions for the future of Bristol. The exhibition was devised and created by the Architecture Centre, Bristol with contributions from partners across the city.

All spaces are becoming hybrid (exhibit 1): Urban Outfitters sell more records than any other retailer

All spaces are becoming hybrid (exhibit 1): Urban Outfitters sell more records than any other retailer

All spaces are becoming hybrid (exhibit 2): Lock 7 Cycle Cafe

All spaces are becoming hybrid (exhibit 2): Lock 7 Cycle Cafe

Amazon Prime. For an annual fee, Prime members get unlimited two-day shipping on eligible products at no extra cost. The program has been a key driver of Amazon’s whirring revenue engine, and Bezos says that it continues to thrive. “On a per customer basis, Prime members are ordering more items, across more categories, than ever before,” he writes.

Amazon Prime. For an annual fee, Prime members get unlimited two-day shipping on eligible products at no extra cost. The program has been a key driver of Amazon’s whirring revenue engine, and Bezos says that it continues to thrive. “On a per customer basis, Prime members are ordering more items, across more categories, than ever before,” he writes.

A great article from Guardian about how startups tend to go to areas that are rundown, yet interesting. And how that kind of state of urban development is difficult yo maintain.

The slow death of Silicon Roundabout

A great article from Guardian about how startups tend to go to areas that are rundown, yet interesting. And how that kind of state of urban development is difficult yo maintain.

Infill - when cities are fully built and resource prices soar infill and refurbishment will flourish.

Infill - when cities are fully built and resource prices soar infill and refurbishment will flourish.

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