The Nebula Labs team is excited to announce we are working as a technical partner to an innovative new project run by Newcastle University and Newcastle Science Central. The Future Homes Project aims to revolutionise the way we think about the process of development and construction, creating houses suited to all – no matter of age, background or lifestyle, and offering a model of living that can be replicated on a regional and ultimately a national scale.
Originally formed by Professor Rose Gilroy, of Newcastle University, The Future Homes Project is a partnership of organisations consisting of stakeholders from academia, business, government, and the public and voluntary sectors. The project seeks to create urban responses to the biggest global challenges, whilst developing attractive homes in the shape of houses, apartments and maisonettes. Construction is set to commence later in 2018 at Science Central – a new urban quarter in the centre of Newcastle.
Nebula Labs has been tasked with developing a data-driven web platform for The Future Homes Project. Our team of creators and innovators are hard at work, capturing the unique nature of the project through a number of inventive ways. For example, we’re utilising Urban Observatory data – which allows the public to view sensor feeds from across the city – to display all climate data relating to Newcastle Central within the platform. Nebula Labs will use this data to visually display real time air quality and meteorology data to give users an illustration of the project’s green credentials and those of Science Central more generally. It promises to be a ground-breaking year for Future Homes and the team here at Nebula Labs.