Big Bang Data

  • Avril O'Neil
  • Callum Blake
  • Amy Austin
  • Tim Brooke

We were commissioned by Somerset House and Future Cities Catapult to work on the design, engineering and build for a piece within the ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House. We worked closely with Future Cities who had built a digital game that allows the user to design their own city, through a series of questions. The game illustrated the complexity and difficulty in balancing the development of a city, for example, if you chose to have lots of green space in your city, it might result in a housing crisis.

The aesthetic was one of mission control, made from units which were styled as control panels. We constructed these from Corian, with lots of physical buttons and sliders, also made from Corian, this made a unified and materially beautiful object. We were also later commissioned to make a permanent version for Future Cities Office to fit in with the style of their existing furniture.

Project Tags


  • Somerset House logo

    Somerset House

    • Arts and Culture
  • Future Cities Catapult logo

    Future Cities Catapult

    • Design