Now the flight isn’t to suburbia, but to metropolises, even mega-cities.The efficiency of the modern home has not caught up with the green movement, and will need to adjust (think Europe).Before we envision 2050, let’s look back forty years.High-rise glass boxes of the sixties were replaced by flat, moderate-sized homes—a partial reaction to the depressed economy of the seventies.Vestiges from current homes–materials, technologies–will be accommodated. As more people will live in smaller spaces, humans will be forced to plant gardens on balconies, to recycle their water. Our existences may not become more alienated, even as more people work from on-line at home.
What will the facade of an apartment building look like in forty years?
Not too much different from what they look like now, according to Peter Marren of Forum For the Future.
They’ll probably look more like this: When architect Rick Cook (Cook & Fox, New York), was asked by the Wall Street Journal how to imagine the future of green architecture, he responded: “We are re-examining the idea of home.” This idea of “home” is efficient and resourceful.
The future of the green home begins from redefining the interior.
Homes already built will stay as are, at least from the outside.
Despite a rise in population, demand for more housing, and advancing technology, we’re not too likely to be living within a biomorphic skin inside a floating city.