Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Home of the Future in Beijing, China by Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
March 24th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
LAVA’s Home of the Future is a showcase for future living, with nature, technology and man in a new harmony. The Home of the Future will start construction in late 2011 on the rooftop of a new furniture mall in Beijing, China.
Jarrod Lamshed, Erik Escalante, Anh Dao Trinh, Angelo Ungarelli, Chang Liu,Michael Mader, Verena Hoch, Esan Rahmani, Niklas Muehlich, Kim Ngyuen Ngoc, Jack Gillbanks, Catherine Zhuang, Matthew Austin, John Blanchard.
An ETFE geodesic skydome provides a year-round microclimate that opens up the home to a garden filled with sun, light and fresh air, away from the pollution and noise of the city. Visitors will experience fifteen different living spaces, from internal/external bathroom zones to kitchens flowing to veggie patches and bbqs to sunken bedrooms with dream inducing lighting.
At night the home and the tropical garden turn into an otherworldly experience, with the underlying technology, the electronic veins of the system, coming to life. The design is inspired by nature’s efficiencies – corals, cells and bubbles – and creates an environment where technologies are invisibly integrated to satisfy everyday needs and senses. Its fluid design and organisational strategy based on cells is easily modified to suit specific requirements. The Home of the Future integrates the latest improvements in comfort and instantaneous information technology with a space that embraces nature.
Chris Bosse, Director of LAVA 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’.
LAVA’s Home of the Future is a showcase for future living – it balances man’s needs with nature and technology in perfect harmony.
Contact Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck
Category: Furniture Mall