Game of Drones: The Future of Housing: Drones, Automation and Co-Habitation
In this post I share an article by Yiling Shen about drones and architecture.
Humphreys and Partners, a Dallas-based
architecture firm, presented a vision of future residential living at the
2018 International Builders’ Show earlier this year. Tackling current issues of
affordable housing, sustainable design and how technology is changing
the way we live, their futuristic vision Pier 2: Apartment of the Future
consists of two soaring skyscrapers on the
The design fits into a vision of the future where autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, drones and automated homes are omnipresent and a part of our day-to-day lives. And perhaps this vision is not as limited to the realm of science-fiction as it may seem, with Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop recently receiving a permit from the D.C. transportation department to conduct preliminary excavation. The Hyperloop is a transportation system with an in-service goal of 2021, consisting of vacuum tunnels where capsules would speed through on a cushion of air. Humphreys and Partners’ design of the twin apartments incorporates the Hyperloop in their site plan, as well as considering other transportation-related technology, such as full-service bike stations, landing pads for drones and energy-generating walkways. The design also anticipates a fully-automated future for retail, with a cashier-less Amazon Go store on the ground level.
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