A Fifth Dimension of Design
March 23 2016 : ( 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm )
Join us on Wednesday 23rd of March at 8.00 PM (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org) for a great opportunity to hear Architect James Law talk about his work and visions:
"Imagine we can design buildings that are flexible, smart, built in factories, or even fly? As a result make our urbanscape reach new levels of intelligence and sustainability. This is the fifth dimension in design that we aim to achieve in order to alleviate suffering and open new opportunities for everyone."
“In the 21st Century, buildings will be different from 20th Century”, says Arch. James Law Cybertecture International, “They are no longer about concrete, steel and glass, but also the new intangible materials of technology, multimedia, intelligence and interactivity. Only recognizing this will bring a new form of architecture to light, namely a Cybertecture.”
ikonhouse is privileged to feature Cybertecture a world class designer architecture firm based in Hong Kong, which has an outrageously bold vision of James Law, a decorated Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum. The underlying principle of Cybertecture is to innovate the very fabric of mankind through their designs that focus on a spirit of forward looking innovations. Cybertecture integrates technology, multimedia, intelligent systems and user interactivity to create customizable living and working spaces that focus on experience of residents.
James has designed several award winning iconic architectural projects of Cybertecture, including THE PAD building in Dubai – an intelligent residential building that is inspired by modern lifestyle technologies; THE CYBERTECTURE EGG in Mumbai – a parametrically designed office building that is entirely column-less and has strong green characteristics; THE TECHNOSPHERE building in Abu Dhabi – a 10 million square foot spherical building that mimic the ecology of the Planet Earth as a sustainable mega structure. This project was recognized with the World Architecture Award 2009 by CNBC and HSBC.
James is the founder of design firm James Law Cybertecture. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Member of the Hong Kong Design Center and twice nominee for the Asian Innovation Award.
James is a qualified architect who graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He practiced in Japan and UK before founding his own company in 2001 in Hong Kong to develop designs of Cybertecture encompassing future city planning, architecture, interiors and products all focused with a spirit of forward looking innovation.
James has also designs and manufactures his own product line including THE CYBERTECTURE MIRROR, a bathroom mirror that uses a combination of screen and glass technology to augment your reflection with useful applications including exercise, health monitoring and information. This product won the Thomas Edison Award 2012 and a Design for Asia Award 2011 and is shortlisted for the Asian Innovation Award 2012.
Aside from running his company, James teaches as a visiting Adjunct Professor at KAIST, Korea; and is an occasional TED Talk speaker.