Pictures of Futuristic Cities (12 Pics)
Here are some pictures of spectacular futuristic cities that look promising for a sustainable tomorrow. With weird shaped one to floating ones, all these futuristic cities are perfect examples for how our world would look like at some point of the architectural evolution.
1) Lilypad – A Green Villa in the Sea
LilyPad is a self sufficient island that floats on water and is intended to house climate change refugees. The whole complex can house nearly 50,000 people. The city makes use of renewable power sources such as solar, wind and biomass to generate power for its use. In addition to zero emission the complex will also help to absorb the carbon dioxide in the air, thanks to the green plants which are planted all around the complex
2) Gwanggyo Power Center – Mound Mega Structure
This is a self-sufficient city, around 77,000 inhabitants will be able to occupy its space and enjoy its eco friendly lifestyle. Box hedges will be planted on the terraces and roofs of the buildings to decrease the rate of carbon dioxide in the surroundings and to keep the air clean. The city also focuses on energy and water conservation
3) Hydro-Net – Eco Community that is Self Reliant
This city is comprised of algae harvesting towers, fog catchers and geothermal energy mushrooms. The hydro-net tunnel walls are made from carbon nano tubes which help to store and distribute the hydrogen generated by the algae, and other fuel sources as well. All these techniques are designed to reduce carbon emissions and to make the city self sufficient using renewable power. It also provides an underground arterial circulation network for hydrogen-fueled hover cars
4) Crystal Island – An Urban Hub
The city is enclosed within a building which is shaped as a cone. A tent-like superstructure rises to 450m; this tent adds a second skin to the building which acts as a thermal buffer for the interior. The second skin helps to regulate the temperature inside the building, by sealing itself during the winter to reduce heat loss and open in the summer to keep the interior cool. Energy efficiency is at its core which includes on-site renewable and low-carbon energy generation.
5) Bio-City – A Vine Community
This design is to use nanotechnology and biogenetics to transform a normal vine into a “city-vine”. This new technology will help grow plants faster thus consuming more carbon dioxide and releasing fresh oxygen to the environment. The plants are also to be used as a source for bio fuels. Wind turbines and photovoltaic panels attached to the buildings generate renewable power for the buildings.
6) SkyCity 1000 – An Urban Supertall Skyscraper
SkyCity 1000 is comprised of 14 concave dish-shaped “Space Plateaus” stacked one upon the other. The interior of the plateaus would contain greenspace, and on the edges, on the sides of the building, would be the apartments. This design plans to put an end to Japan’s lack of green space and to minimize major congestion in its metro areas.
7) Green Float – Floating Island Paradise
Green Float is a collection of artificial marine islands, which are able to purify sea water for their use. It is 100 % carbon negative, and has a self sufficient food supply and there is no waste. Natural power sources are also harvested using space solar power satellites, ocean thermal energy conversion mechanisms, waves, wind and solar power techniques. There is a terrestrial forest which helps reduce carbon dioxide from the surrounding air while keeping the air clean.
8) Babcock Ranch – City Powered by Sunlight
Nearly all of the buildings have been installed with solar panels in their roof. These solar panels generate renewable power which power’s up the whole city. In addition the project includes sustainable water management and conservation systems, street lamps designed to reduce light pollution, electrical car chargers and an integrated smart grid system. Furthermore green plants which will be planted all across the city will help provide fresh oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air.
9) X-SEED 4000 – Designed in the Shape of Mount Fuji, Japan
The city uses solar power to maintain the internal temperature during the summer and winter. In addition there are green plants planted inside the building which helps to reduce carbon dioxide in the air and keep the air fresh.
10) Sub-Biosphere 2 – Floating Bubbles of Life
The Sub-BioSphere2 is a self-sustainable underwater habitat designed for long term human, animals and plant habitation. It is able to float or submerge and also sustains the life within its biomes.Air, water, food, electricity and various other needs will be managed by controlling the atmospheric pressure that occurs at depth innovative.
11) Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid – World’s Largest Pyramid Structure
Built in the shape of a pyramid this city is made from Nano tubing which are said to be coated with photovoltaic film to harvest sunlight for electricity. In addition it harnesses ocean currents to generate power and also from batteries powered by algae.
12) SESU Seastead -SElf-SUstained Seastead
Built in the shape of a greenhouse this city employs passive solar design principles. Green plants grown inside the complex help reduce carbon dioxide in the air and also provide food for the inhabitants. In addition vegetation is used extensively to control the indoor temperature.