Futuristic Architecture Design
Futuristic architecture will continue to evolve as people change their behaviors. That includes the way their cultures evolve. The facilities that we design are going to have to adapt to how people operate. There are a lot of factors that are going to affect our architecture in the future. Those factors include climate change, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and cultures themselves as they evolve. An example of an evolving culture is the millennial generation.
Factors will also include:
- What their needs are
- How families interact
- How companies operate
- If they’re operating offsite
- Whether they need a facility to do their work
There are so many things to consider when designing architecture for the future.
Factors of Futuristic Architecture
At the same time, we will always be learning from our past architecture, what worked and what did not work. Our ideas evolve more quickly from knowledge from the Internet and the media. So the future will depend on some of the knowledge that we may gain. This is why it’s important to be able to keep in mind the historical knowledge from the design of our past facilities. Of course, we have technologies now that are going to be important for how we design facilities. This includes everything from solar energy to natural daylighting to recycled materials too. A lot of this we’re already doing today, but it’s going to continue to evolve at a much quicker pace.
With the advent of drones, we are going to be able to see flying cars much sooner. When I was a kid, we used to say, “we’re going to have flying cars by the year 2000.” Well, it didn’t quite happen. Here we are in 2019. It’s more realistic now that people could have flying cars in the not too distant future. So these facilities that we design will need to consider a place for their air transport.
Domestic Considerations in the Future
Amazon is using drones to ship packages. There are other things to keep in mind as well. For example, how are people learning? Will they go to school? Will they work from home? Future homes may have a classroom environment for this reason.
Those considerations for designing futuristic architecture – what do they look like? I wish I could have a magic ball to show you how this looks. But for now, we need to be able to concentrate on the needs more than what it’s going to look like.
Some Challenges to Consider
Some basic challenges are always going to be there in futuristic architecture. People will always have their own ideas. We will always have legal challenges. We will always have to deal with building codes that are applicable. We’re also going to deal with safety. We’re always going to deal with the lack of resources too. And I’m not talking money, I’m talking things like water, for example. How to get rid of waste and how to bring in energy into these into our facilities will be critical. We’re always going to have the challenge of space. This means the room required for people to operate well in the facility.
The same design challenges will always be there. This means that we’re always going to have to be thinking outside the box to come up with solutions. They say that there’s no such thing as a problem, only opportunities. That’s how we architects like to see things. Not as problems, instead as opportunities.
Development One’s Experience in Futuristic Architecture
The experiences of NASA JPL, aviation, and aerospace have trained us to design for the future. Yet some challenges are not just about what a building will look like. It’s not about what materials we need or how the facility operates. Some of the challenges come from a legal perspective. They also have to do with opinions. Also, they have to do with the media. Additionally, they have to do with challenges from building officials. These things are outside of the realm of design.
Futuristic architecture needs effective public relations to negotiate for new ideas. It needs all the parties involved to understand how your facility will operate. This requires effective communication. We will have financial challenges. These include things from taxes to fundraising to grants to donations and capital improvements. Finances are going to be critical.
A lot of challenges that occur are outside of the realm of design. Architects need effective communication skills to advocate our ideas from a design perspective. This also includes the legal perspective. The spectrum is broad. That’s why today our architects need to be well prepared in all those areas. Futuristic architecture not only needs good designers. Architects need to be well-rounded businessmen as well.