Is this what the home of the future is going to look like?
According the architect Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, many of our offices, homes and shops will be contained with Eden project-like geodesic sky-domes such as the project it is currently working on for the rooftop of a furniture mall in Beijing, China.
The structure, which will start being constructed later in the year, creates a year-round microclimate that allows the home and the garden to seamlessly merge into one futuristic jungle-style living space. The dome features fifteen different living spaces, including kitchens, veggie patches and rather ethereal bedrooms, all of which look like a combination of the films Tron and Predator – perhaps not the best setting for a restful night’s sleep.
The structure of the rooms is organised to mimic cells, allowing people to move organically within the space.
Lava director Chris Bosse says, ’The home of the future acts as a metaphor for the questions of our times, our relationship with nature, with technology, and with ourselves, with the intention of balancing human needs and nature’s into one system.’
The space looks amazing, but those with hay fever better start stockpiling for a rather sneezey future.
Lava’s Home of the Future is currently on show at UTS Architecture, Kensington St Warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia, until 31 March.