For those who watched The Jetsons as a kid, you probably acquired relatively big expectations for future years, such as our homes of the future. George Jetson along with his family members resided in a bubble-shaped, high-rise apartment complex set on extra tall, slim columns, along with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and plenty of metal supports.
Even though the cartoon was set in 2062 (100 years down the road from the year of its debut), the design and style of architecture was truly a product of its generation. Referred to as Googie, it had been a fancy design that highlighted our captivation with rockets and space travel.
You will discover a particular nostalgia for Googie and other architectural designs, however they have not become the standard for housing today (even though we still have roughly 50 years to go). So when I notice completely unique building styles and techniques that assert to be the future of architecture, I must ponder just how probably it is that us “regular people” will likely be residing in those types of buildings.
The ongoing future of architecture appears to have 2 primary prongs: sustainable design as well as the modern, cutting-edge appearance. Initially, both of these directions might seem to be mutually exclusive. For many, eco-friendly “green” living invokes thoughts of existing near the Earth — houses created from straw by their builders, with rain barrels to water organic gardens, and wind turbines to take advantage of wind power. Crunchy, hippie, granola-eating stuff, and incredibly low-tech.
Conversely, a modern, sleek home brings to mind geeks who are into electronics — a lot more like “The Jetsons” in many ways. The reality is that the ongoing future of architecture makes use of both types of elements — the minimalist, modern, sleek aesthetic and the eco-friendly, money-saving functionality. Although houses will most likely always have similar fundamental features (a roof, windows, a kitchen area, a bathroom, a family room, etc.), the future of architecture has the capability to alter the way in which people live — for the better.