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Futuristic design

Kenji Moss

With a rapidly aging global population that continues to move to more urban environments, I went with the classic idea of designing vertically. Furthermore, I imagined a family home that was not only extremely vertical, but one that would be easily incorporated into any urban fabric saturated with high-rises and skyscrapers - a relatively thin home. With these ideas in mind, I also looked at what society has seemed to think of “futuristic” design, which includes a lot of geometric volumes and dynamic movement. I began to explore these concepts, and while incorporating sustainability elements that I imagine will be even more important a century from now, I worked through a process that led me to the current design presented.
This design incorporates my interpretation of what a family home might look like in 2121. As the elevation at which a family resides has always been a symbol of status and power throughout time, I doubt that trend will die out. I imagine the taller a family’s thin house is, the more affluent and influential they might be. Not a new concept entirely, but perhaps an explanation for the obscenely tall ceilings and structure for a single family. The structure is also designed with the intent of modularity and prefabricated components. If we are already constantly moving forward with no time to wait for anything in the year 2021, I can only imagine it would be the same a century from now, therefore a more efficient construction method seemed appropriate. Also, these prefabricated components could theoretically be vertically organized in any way, so originality would still exist within each design if such a home were to be mass-produced.
Not to mention, an elevator brings the entire structure together, isolating the vertical circulation to one part of the home, and making the entire building accessible to the aging population.

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