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Example design for Housing in 2075


[edit] Forward

Housing has come a long way from the basic shared spaces of ancient civilisations to modern co-living options. It has evolved in response to changing needs and aspirations of societies, reflecting the dynamic nature of human culture. Today, community housing is a lifestyle choice that fosters a sense of belonging, social interaction, and shared responsibility.

The future of housing presents us with a range of thrilling opportunities and challenges. The development of sustainable and approachable housing solutions, promoting social interaction, and harnessing the power of technology will be key to creating a vibrant and prosperous future for communities worldwide.

[edit] Design description

The Vertical Residence is a cutting-edge residential structure that merges sustainable, green construction practises with smart technology. This distinctive skyscraper serves as a symbol of sustainable living, combining comfort, energy efficiency, and technological connection. The architecture of the building is sleek and futuristic, with floor-to-ceiling windows that not only give stunning vistas but also optimise natural light penetration, eliminating the need for artificial lighting during the day. Smart glass technology is used in the windows, which automatically adjusts tint levels to minimise solar heat gain and maximise energy efficiency.

The rooftop is adorned with solar panels, which harness the ample sunshine to create clean, sustainable energy. The panels provide power not just to shared spaces but also to individual apartments, decreasing dependency on traditional grid electricity and encouraging inhabitants to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. The Vertical Residence uses sophisticated insulating materials and efficient HVAC systems to provide ideal thermal comfort all year while minimising energy use.

Each apartment has a home automation system that lets occupants to control lighting, temperature, and security settings via voice commands or mobile apps. Data on energy consumption is easily available, allowing tenants to monitor and optimise their consumption habits for greater efficiency.

To save energy, smart thermostats and occupancy sensors manage temperature and ventilation, according to occupants’ preferences and recognising when rooms are empty. Advanced building automation systems (BAS) and energy management systems (EMS) enable centralised control and monitoring of various building systems, including HVAC, lighting, and occupancy sensors, optimising energy use based on demand and occupancy patterns.

Green grounds decorate various levels, offering inhabitants calm sanctuaries while also building a feeling of community. Vertical gardens grow on outside walls, increasing air quality and adding to the visual appeal of the structure. These green spaces are outfitted with sophisticated irrigation systems that optimise water use by adjusting watering schedules based on weather conditions.

[edit] Design location

The site is located in Syndey, Australia. It is next to Kooloora Community Centre.

-33.975942, 151.247981

Little Bay, New South Wales 2036, Australia

Over the past 100 years, the population of Sydney, Australia has experienced significant growth and demographic shifts. In 1921, the population of Sydney was around 1.4 million people. By 2021, this number had grown to over 5.3 million, making it the most populous city in Australia. The average annual temperature has risen by about 1°C, with the majority of the warming occurring in the past few decades. There has been a large amount of variability from year to year, with some years experiencing droughts and others experiencing floods. In recent years, there has been a trend towards drier conditions, which has led to concerns about water shortages and bush fires.


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