The Futuristic Side of Sustainability

Rotating TowerGreen technology is the future, as an increasing amount of people are realizing that taking care of the environment means ensuring there is a planet left for future generations to enjoy. As scientists and designers are busy thinking of new and inventive ways to save energy and push the limits of sustainability, the imagery being produced is quite futuristic. In this article, you will encounter some of the plans that creative minds have dreamed up, as interest in green architecture continues to grow.

Green architecture is becoming a significant industry, full of resourceful ideas and impressive displays of imagination. Some of the thoughts concerning family homes and commercial complexes of the future are looking more and more like something out of a Jetson’s cartoon. Skyscrapers are even more imposing, yet still incorporate the theme of green technology. In the near future, some of the clever notions will start to become a reality, while others could take decades to actually construct.

Below you will find 3 creative ideas of what the technological advancements of architecture may bring:

The Rotating Tower – Architect David Fisher

Imagine a collection of rotating towers that possess the ability to produce all of their own energy with the help of wind power. The Rotating Tower would consist of stacked platters attached to a centralized core made out of concrete. Wind turbines would be situated between each of the platter. Rotating 360 degrees about once every 90 minutes, each floor will move independent of one another. As a result, the appearance of the tower would constantly change, which adds a heightened sense of visibility. Elevators are found inside of the concrete core, as well as emergency stairs and lobbies. David Fisher envisioned the Rotating Tower as becoming a fixture in Dubai , one of the richest destinations in the world.

Seawater Greenhouse , Charles Patton

In the future, a constant supply of fresh water will become a highly important need for the growing population of the world. This is why engineers, scientists, and researchers have been spending time thinking of ways to preserve our fresh water supply. Thanks to Charles Patton, you may soon see the Seawater Greenhouse offering a carbon-neutral desalination approach in the future, which will be incorporated into a design known as the Teatro del Agua (translates into the Theater of Water). Situated in the Canary Islands of Spain, the Theater of Water will serve as a performing arts center that will operate almost fully renewable energy. One of the prominent features of Patton’s plan is described as a series of evaporators and condensers that collects airborne moisture, which is then cooled by seawater.

Dice House , Sybarite

A British architecture firm called Sybarite is responsible for dreaming up the zero carbon home that could either stand on its own or serve as a collection of separate residences attached to one another. The Dice House is in the shape of a cube that measures 9 x 9 meters. The structure would be situated on an octagonal platform. Inside the cube, three levels are found with spacious windows allowing one to enjoy gorgeous views. Shade and insulation for the house is provided by a large thermoplastic umbrella attached to a garden roof that also collects solar energy for the rest of the home.