A dwelling as a personal design element certainly belongs to the pantheon of very private spaces, where we can retire psychologically as well as safely. But, when we consider contemporary housing as a major part of construction industry, it does contribute to significant levels of carbon emission. In regard to this, there have been a slew of futuristic ideas that combine the high points of flexibility, accessibility and sustainability. More importantly, most of them are conceived along credible lines for optimized user comfort and privacy.
Aeroponic food production methods have become increasingly popular these days and Vertical Field is a new formulation, which houses individuals and families and also acts as a space to carry out aeroponic agricultural activities.
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for humans and when it comes to solving complex architectural design problems, architects seek shelter from it to understand and learn the natural way of dealing with things.
Marks & Spencer together with environmental charity Groundwork has launched a new campaign called @myurbangreen. The campaign is aimed to reconnect urban communities with their environment by being actively involved in shaping the future development of their local ‘Greener Living Spaces’
Ted Caplow, the founder of New York’s popular Science Barge, is also working on creating "vertically integrated greenhouses"--essentially buildings with farms that run up their walls. That’s just the latest in a career spent finding new ways for our cities to grow.
Cities are the future, and innovations to make them better, smarter, and faster are happening every day. Take a beautiful tour of some of the most interesting urban projects and thinking going on today.
Indoor farming is not new. It has existed since the hot house production of tomatoes and a wide range of herbs. However, some of these plantations were in vain for some time. Let us see some of the outstanding vertical farm design for green future.
The Copenhagen-based architectural group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has collaborated with the technical and management support services firm AECOM to propose a renewal project for Chicago’s Navy Pier that, along with creating new public gathering areas and lookout structures, would see the construction of a vertical urban farm that would produce food for restaurants at the pier.
The CHIP Solar House is a highly-efficient working prototype of a futuristic living space. Powered by the sun and smartly insulated, CHIP produces and saves all the energy it needs. In certain areas of the country, the residents could actually sell back power to the grid.
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