The Architectural Design of the Future as Determined by Science Fiction
Through the lens of science fiction, we can explore worlds that are vastly different from our own. We can forewarn a terrible dystopia or idealize a stunning vision of tomorrow. For many years, humans have taken to imagining what the future might hold in regards to many different aspects of life, including in the realm of architectural design. Even in stories where the architecture isn’t the focus, it still usually has to be included in order to show something on the screen.
What Will The City Of The Future Look Like?
Climate change is a huge problem for the entire world but researchers are starting to move towards a solution. The idea of an entire country powered by a central grid looks like it may become obsolete eventually. Instead, there is a move toward self-sufficient cities that power themselves entirely on clean energy and run on exciting new technology. Sci-fi movies are packed full of predictions about what these future cities might look like but flying cars and floating buildings aren’t likely anytime soon. So, what is the city of the future actually going to look like? Energy The biggest change that is going to take place over the next few…
Smart Cities: A Public and Private Partnership
The internet has become a vital part of everyday life, especially for people living in urban areas. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that access to the internet is a basic human right, much like having access to food, shelter, and clothing.
Things to Consider when Selecting Granny Flat Builders
Granny flats are the perfect option for the elderly to retire in. This quaint house, with very little rooms, is ideal because it has all the essentials without the unnecessary frills. These days, granny flats are becoming increasingly popular beyond the elderly age for families who need to add extra room to their house or for those who want to live a minimalist lifestyle by constructing a home that bears only the essentials. Whatever your case is, granny flats are here to stay, in fact, a study showed that in Australia alone, there are about 100 granny flats being built every month. This means that there are a lot of…
Is Your Construction Site Security Lax? Here’s How To Improve It!
Because construction sites are such busy places, it can sometimes be hard to keep on top of security. As a result, some thieves take advantage of that fact. They could steal plant machinery and power tools in broad daylight if they wished! Of course, it doesn't have to be that way. There are some practical steps that you can take.
Repurposing Shipping Containers As Homes: Why This Is Now A “Thing”
Shipping containers are big metal objects that get used to transport physical objects. Many of the products that we use in our daily lives will no doubt have got transported across many oceans in them. When shipping containers get taken out of service, they often get scrapped. But, one ingenious way to save them from the scrap heap…
Surprising Ways Your New House Could Be Upcycled
Once upon a time it was just a dream, but the truth is the fully recycled or upcycled house is here. It is entirely possible to for you to build a high tech eco house using materials that were essentially a bunch of old rubbish. Recycling in Sweden, for example, has reached such efficiency that they have run out of rubbish.
5 Modular Solutions for the City of the Future
As the population in cities grows, they are forced to expand continuously to accommodate that growth. The problem with this is that most cities expand outward, taking up more land. While this is one solution, it's not exactly what you would call efficient.
Glass Decorations for Your Home
When it comes to home decoration, usually everyone goes for the same or similar ideas. When we think of interior design, glass isn’t really the first material that comes to mind. It is more like wood, steel or something along those lines of thinking. When you really think about it, there is no real reason not to consider glass as one of the primary materials for interior design and decoration, except for some misleading, stereotypical misconceptions. One of those misconceptions is that glass is fragile; another is that glass is hard to preserve and clean. The truth of it all is that there are many, many types of glass out…
Guide to Period Architectural Styles in Australia
Since its founding in 1788, Australia has gone on to amass a rich cache of colonial architecture. Many of its metropolises still bear the imprint of its forebears. Going out from the city centre, you will realise that the suburbs progressively showcase different periods in Australia's history. This is why it's not unusual to find a Federation manor near the beach or a Gothic Revival abode further inland.