Future 50: 00:/ 01.08.13

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Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

The nebulous connections that can be drawn between architecture, economics, politics and society are often overlooked in favour of the physical outcome of design. 00:/, the practice founded by Indy Johar and David Saxby, is concerned with the design and application of systems to solve problems in an architectural manner, rather than architecture itself. The 14-strong team comprises architects, economists, web designers and more, and creates work that does not necessarily entail producing a built structure, but rather sustainable places "founded on evidenced social, economic and environmental principles". 00:/ has a portfolio that points to the future of the workplace (notably through its hub projects in London and Milan); open-source design (with the WikiHouse project); low-carbon design; community building and economic forecasting. "We are really interested in new forms of organisation – with the making of things and the doing of things," Johar says.






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