In today’s efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, there are many houses ahead of their time, and which ascribe to futurist architecture. These designs are dynamic, bold and eco-friendly, giving us a glimpse of what our homes might look like in the future. Shifts in climate and population growth are forcing us to rethink our residential places. Now, there are homes that are futuristic aesthetically and are bolstered by innovations, like being able to adapt to the weather. We have outlined below five futuristic houses from around the world that could be an example of what’s to come.
Moebius House, Australia
The Moebius house in Sydney looks more like a spaceship than a family home. It was designed by architectural studio, Tony Owen Partners and completed in 2007. The house is made up of white concrete panels, and it has a unique curved and sloped design. It’s structured over three levels, with two study rooms on each end of the house, as well as all the usual rooms. It has been expertly designed using geometric curves and slopes, that make for natural cooling and shading, offering panoramic views of the Sydney harbour. The Moebius house can create the right temperature and respond to changing weather conditions, as a result of the design, which the creators refer to as ‘elastic architecture’. This is architecture that can respond to changing variables, including structural issues and it has a deeper connection with the environment.
OLS House, Stuttgart, Germany
Designed by German architect studio J Mayer H, the OLS house is a space inspired structure in a suburban Stuttgart neighbourhood, resting on a slope and housing a family of four. The house was constructed from reinforced concrete into a curved form that provides natural shading. The entrance leads to a curving staircase, which winds between the floors and the furniture is built into the walls, ensuring maximum space. Also, the stairs were designed with lighting that radiates throughout the home. The balcony floor is made up of pre-weathered zinc plates, which is a protective coating against damage, and the roof features solar panels.
Capital Hill Residence, Russia
The Russian village of Barvikha is home to an extraordinary luxury villa complex, and it’s an exercise in dynamic and futurist architecture. It was designed by Zaha Hadid and it is the only private house that she built in her lifetime. It’s situated on a slope and is partially submerged in the hillside and the spacious villa has multiple levels, all made from concrete, steel and glass. Its lowest level was designed as a leisure space, containing fitness areas and a sauna, while the other levels are for the bedrooms, kitchen and lounge areas. The villa also has a large section that raises 22 meters off the ground, providing an exceptional view of the surrounding landscape.
Klein Bottle, Australia
Named after the mathematical term for a surface with no distinction between left, right, top or bottom, the Klein Bottle is located on the south coast. It’s a holiday home near Melbourne designed by architects McBride Charles Ryan. The unusual structure features rooms that angle around a courtyard and it features unique and distorted surfaces, with a black painted façade, as well as a mix of grey and white shades. CAD technology has allowed for homes like the Klein Bottle to have such unconventional designs.
Dupli Casa, Ludwigsburg, Germany
The final futuristic home on our list is the Dupli Casa, which is actually a renovation of a home that was built in 1984. The new design modification was introduced in 2008 and it’s a three-storey house. It has an appealing futuristic structure, because the skin of the house creates a unique connection between the interior and the exterior. The Dupli Casa was designed by studio J Mayer H. Architects, basing the geometry of the house that existed on the site previously. The whole structure was made from reinforced concrete and the end result is a sculptural design, where the walls continue into the home.
These are some of the best and most advanced houses that the world has to offer. With the rapid growth of technology, maybe in a few decades, we’ll see more abstract homes that look more like space crafts than houses. The architects of today have much more freedom to enact their creative visions, so we can look forward to a future of innovative homes.
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