Whoever, if anyone said that future architecture needed to be practical didn’t have a good imagination. Looking at sketches, concepts and mock-ups now of our buildings, homes and future structures might be confusing. But our best ideas always begin as something a bit crazier.
Polish architect Aleksandra Sliwinska has created some wild designs of future architecture. Take “Warren” for example. It’s not easy to see us living or working in it, but that’s not the point yet. We need to imagine what we want to see before we conform it to physics.
Take a look at MIT’s Ray and Maria Stata Center design by Frank Gehry. It doesn’t look like anyone should be able to type at a computer in there or even walk. But Gehry imposed his imagination on physics and physics answered.
A Crazy Idea: The Beginning
All it takes is a little imagination to see our future architecture come to life. What begins as a crazy idea becomes an icon of our built environment.
Inspiring Future Architecture
“Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It’s about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it.” – Frank Gehry
“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha Hadid