THE GREAT ADVANCE In Community
by Zane Hunker
How will the future shelter us? Architecture involves more than just buildings. Buildings themselves are designed to work within the protocols of the current community. Throughout history these protocols have changed and advanced, rendering certain aspects of buildings obsolete. Houses in cold climates used to have storage space in basements for coal. Gas and electric furnaces negated that requirement. Widespread ownership of cars gave way to parking lots as society needed to adapt to peopleâ€™s new means of personal travel. How will buildings need to change to accommodate the next great advance? The benefits of a great idea will outweigh the hassle of conversion. Imagination gives birth to the great advance.
Table of Contents 3-6 Housing 7-10 Power and Communications 11-14 Civic and Commercial Buildings 15-18 Large Indoor Spaces 19-22 Movement of Goods
Housing Houses will be able to stand 1022
alone, or be stacked to accommodate urban density. They will be manufactured and moved to the site to lower the cost of construction.
Specs: Square Footage: 560
Materials: steel, glass, bioplastic, silicaaerogel Occupancy: 5
Power and Communications Full scale tesla coils will allow power
transmission to become wireless just like communication. These 2 infrastructures will be consolidated into a single network of transmission towers. Power lines, cords and plug-in charging will be history.
Specs: Power Output: 9
10 megawatts Cell Output: 100 watts Range Diameter: 15 miles
Civic and Commercial Buildings Buildings of the future will
have each story built in factories and stacked on site. Floor counts could be modified as needed. In warm climates, air will circulate between floors for ventilation. In cold climates those spaces will be sealed to provide insulation.
Square Footage: 25,000 (per floor) Materials: aluminum, glass Occupancy: 250 (per floor)
Large Indoor Spaces
Wide open single story indoor spaces can be achieved with a set of strong central posts pitching a large multilayered canvas-like roof anchored around the perimeter. The layers of this flexible roof contain the lateral structure, insulation, power and snow melting coils.
Specs: Square Footage: 90,000 to 900,000 Materials: biovinyl, silica aerogel, steel, concrete Occupancy: 3,000 to 9,000
Movement of Goods Just as the internet revolutionized the movement of communication, the linearnet will revolutionize the movement of small to medium size objects. Products will be delivered to homes and businesses. Trash and recycling will be evacuated with the same system.
Specs: Weight: (2 lbs empty) 40 lbs fully loaded per canister Propulsion: linear induction tubes Dimensions: 24” X 8” Top Speed: 600 mph
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