Nine Insane Buildings Of The Future
An EcoChi Vital Abstract
This video was posted on October 19, 2017 by Archworld.
What will the future of architecture look like? We might not be colonizing Mars, man-made space stations any time soon, but some exciting recent architectural trends are giving plenty of reasons to get excited about the future of built environments right here on Earth. Over the last two decades, the construction industry has been subject to dramatic changes, paving the way for a future in which traditional spatial concepts are longer valid. There is a focus on the importance of sustainable architecture, green infrastructure and energy efficiency, and the line between private and public space is becoming increasingly blurred. We actually found the changes quite impressive. It is not a secret that technology has accelerated at an incredible pace! Architecture is not an exception. Focusing on self-sufficiency and sustainability, architects around the world are redefining structural design, visualizing entire cities in the clouds, underground and out at sea. Check out these innovative projects, to learn what our architectural future may hold. Featuring: Masdar City (Abu Dhabi), Above – below (Arizona), Lilipad Ecopolis, The Floating Observatory (Taichung), Earthscraper (Mexico), The Cloud (Dubai), Super Tower (London), Water Scraper, Dynamic Tower (Dubai).
Dynamic Tower: Seeking to design a space where you could see sunrise and sunset from the same room, Italian architect David Fischer designed a building in Dubai where each of the 80 floors rotates by voice command.
Water Scraper: An attempt to resolve rising ocean levels, Malaysian Sarly Adre Bin Sarkum’s concept is designed as both a floating island & oceanic tower and it is able to harvest renewable energy and grow its own food.
London Super Tower: The firm, Populararchitecture thinks a 5,000-foot tall, 450-floor building could shelter 100,000 people. Holes on the building’s exterior viewed from afar, are common spaces housing a skating rink, botanical garden, theater etc. A spiral road around the tower would connect the whole township.
Lilipad Ecopolis: Scientists have predicted that glacial melting will cause several areas to be underwater by 2100. In response, Architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a floating city that could house 50,000 humans.
Above-Below: As we deplete our natural resources, we are left with huge gaping holes in the ground scars from our open-pit mining exploits. Fromboluti has a plan to heal those scars with an underground skyscraper. He proposes to infill the 900-foot deep and nearly 300-acre wide crater left by the former Lavender Pit Mine in Arizona to house a self-sustaining community.
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