LAVA: home of the future
LAVA: home of the future
mar 17, 2011

LAVA: home of the future

internal rendering of the cohesion between nature and built environments

director chris bosse of the international architectural think tank laboratory for visionary architecture (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’ with the intention of balancing human needs and nature’s into one system. the geodesic sky dome will be begin construction in late 2011 atop a mall in beijing as a showcase for possible micro climate based living situations.

inspired from what nature does well, corals, cells, and bubbles, the structure will feature 15 different living spaces recreating a full range of experiences from vegetable patches connected to kitchens and bbq areas, and internal/external bathroom zones to sunken bedrooms. the natural environments will have integrated information technology as a means of electronic veins to the system.

LAVA: home of the future cross section

the fluidity from one space to another is a cell-based strategy that can be modified and applied to specific requirements. the ceiling construction is from ETFE a substitute to glass and plastic allowing more light, better insulation, less cost to install, and less weight.

LAVA: home of the future night time rendering of integrated lighting systems

LAVA: home of the future

an exhibition for the home of the future is on display at UTS architecture in sydney from today until march 31st, 2011. including the documenting of process material, working models, renderings and animations.

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • Utopia in microcosm, certainly affordable only to the plutocrat class, with accommodations, of course, for their servants, concubines, and wage-slave-laborers.

    Zeugitai says:
  • Soylent Green?

    kopfschuettel says:
  • It’s like Buckminster Fuller with a Tron aesthetic. Neither one is really positing anything new in this case.

    Chris says:
  • remember all those times we said “in the future we will have…”
    I think it is interesting to think about what parts of this projection will come to fruition and which ones perhaps may not. Though the optimistic point of view of this microcosm does make me think happier thoughts than Water World.

    ocelot says:
  • THIS used to be the future…

    Tonegh says:
  • Sad that we envisage the future in this way, very sad!

    llums says:
  • Bucky+Tron+Avatar

    davi says:
  • This place is a Utopia. Men trying to bring paradise back.
    Is not gonna happen.

    Cadé says:
  • I hope to live on earth with natural atmosphere, It could be good on Mars~.

    Sung says:
  • @Sung – Mars lacks a magnetosphere. If humanity ever tries to lives there, it’ll take some very thick, dense shielding, or, more likely, we’ll have to burrow deep, like moles.
    This buckytron design would be good for shielding us against a poisoned Earth atmosphere, though, or perhaps maintaining an artificial micro-environment against inclement local temperatures – northern habitats, that kind of thing.

    Dan says:
  • the problem stays the same. fuller and lava build geodesic domes… but do they find a way to get into it?

    bernd says:
  • jika kota ditutupi beton

    indradjaja makainas says:
  • the section is quite dull compare to the atmospheric renders, i wonder if the images with reflect anything like the final built project…………

    nj says:
  • good one…but seems out of world design….

    Bharat Bamb says:
  • We and the other life forms must live in/on the planet. Not inside of the other things.

    noah says:
  • Bucky Fuller combined with Tron… so what?

    ugh. says:

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