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Prototyping Future Cities
Master’s Programme

Prototyping Future Cities

Come to prototype future cities!


Green Spark

The Green Spark installation is a research project dedicated to a cutting-edgetechnology, in which plants are used to produce renewable energy.

Advanced Housing Prototype

AR ‘Advanced Moscow Housing Prototype’ for 1000 people was developed by students of the international master program ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ under the guidance of Elena Mitrofanova and Ivan Mitrofanov.


This Hydromatter project focuses on the phenomenon of evaporation under conditions of high humidity and condensation on cool surfaces.


The Smells project is focused on the concept of odours, as well as their impact on the emotional state of a person as potential mood generators.


Crabby is dedicated to the problem of carrying weight and moving around on slippery surfaces.


Flair was developed to bridge the distances between people. It is an outerwear, which sends hugs through a smartphone. The prototype was made with inflatable actuators, which can recreate one’s sense of touch.

Augmented Communication

Augmentation of communication is attained by coding messages into a series of vibrations. These vibrations are transmitted via a silicone strip on the skin’s surface through the app. Communication can be absolutely different withadded 'tactile' sense!

Interlace 0

This project foresees the use of sustainable organic materials to develop networks of urban components. In particular, Interlace 0 investigates the capabilities of natural cotton fibres as a tensile material and bioplastics as binding and compressing materials.

Building Face

The authors of the project propose to create smart communities, but not smart houses. Rethinking existing smart services, they keep the smart-based content but humanize it.


This project hereby presents a speculative computer vision method for generating urban visual material to projecting future appearances of suburban neighbourhoods of Bishkek.


‘Mycokarst’ is the new generation of urban materials based on karst soil or stone composite and fungal spores that are able to ‘self-repair’ in extreme conditions.


This study explores the potential of generating electricity using repetitive oscillatory movements of tree branches.


This project is based on the idea of ​​integrating natural biological species into the basic urban context using a parametric system of facade modules. A vertical green wall will support the surrounding ecosystem.



Daria Klimova, a graduate of the international master's programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ and a fellow of the grant of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, presented the concept of revitalizing the territory of the ‘Santekhpribor’ industrial enterprise at the II Russian Youth Architectural Biennale in Kazan.
October 28
On October 21 in Skolkovo, within the framework of the Open Innovations forum, Vicente Guallart took part in a panel discussion on the topic ‘Technologies as a brand. How does a city become a superstar?’
October 24
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