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London Design Biennale 2016

fullsizerender-3537 countries have come together at Somerset House with designs inspired by utopia. Scattered throughout the venue, each country responded to utopia differently – some focused on utopia’s political ideals, some created ways to provide aid and equality while one immerses you in a virtual reality. With 37 countries explaining their concepts, there is a lot of information to absorb. Not to worry. Cooper Hewitt’s technology pen allows you to tap the icon on each information didactic. Once you have tapped each wall label you want to remember, you can log on to the website and find the information you wanted to save ready to download to your computer. Pretty cool.

fullsizerender-28Daalaan // Pakistan

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Otium and Acedia // South Africa

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Shenzhen: New Peak // Shenzhen, China

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Cooper Hewitt // United States of America

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Water Machine // Saudi Arabia

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Chakraview // India

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VR Polis, Diving into the Future // Spain

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Human. Touch // Israel

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Human. Touch // Israel

Casa Batlló

DSC00836The swirling and curving lines of this home’s façade is unmistakably the modernist style of Spain’s famed architect Antoni Gaudi. Designed for the Batlló family, Gaudi uses the nearby sea as inspiration with varying tones of blue tile and glass, a limited use of straight lines and not to mention the façade’s windows resembling the eyes of a creature from the seaDSC00805

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