Tapping the Crowd to Design a New Kind of Retirement Home

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Tapping the Crowd to Design a New Kind of Retirement Home
Innovation Lab - Aarhus City Hall
Matthias Hollwich
Architect and co-founder of HWKN
Houses that generate energy from self-reinforcing algae membranes, community housing designed with and by the community, ageless aging in future cities. Welcome to a new era in architecture.

Key NYC networker, frontrunner in a reinvention of aging, pathfinding architect, pioneer on living technology, and simply the greatest guy you could wish to meet. Matthias is something as rare as a visionary whose ideas are being realized, pushing boundaries in relations between buildings, technology, nature, and the people that "move in". From a past as star pup with Rem Koolhas, Matthias has rocketed to a stardom that exceeds architecture, building the firm HWKN that has renowned designer network Architizer (300,000 likes on FB!) on its conscience and recently landed a 500 USD mio building that offers a new way of looking at urban life. You can catch Matthias at TED, in the pages of NY Times, hanging out with Obama - or at NEXT!

The NEXT 2011 Conference is a rare glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in food, green, design, health and digital. Cutting-edge and single track, the conference brings together a diverse group of speakers from a variety of industries and organizations, including AT&T, Time Inc., Google and Ferrari. This is a great chance to watch idea-driven leaders as they help shape the future of the world.