Designed by ODA Architecture, this futuristic building at 303 East 44th Street Manhattan is aimed to offer residence a suburban backyard resulting in the ultimate urban fantasy. The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. When comes to the concern of wind and sunlight of garden, the designer said, “The expansive height of the space will permit a suffusion of sunlight throughout. The central core and perimeter design will dramatically reduce the wind load without sacrificing the 360-degree view.”
This futuristic apartment design in Taipei, Taiwan comes with many interesting elements, including a life-sized iron man, unique book shelf wallpaper, life-sized man floor lamp, industrial photography lamp, a time-capsule elevator and many other small details. According to the designer, the house is designed with the industrial elements as its base while combining a hint of retro. The colorful designer furniture are used to accentuate the owner’s exceptional taste. The time-capsule elevator brings the two levels of the house together and adds a sense of futurism. Everything in the house was imagined around the owner’s passion for sci-fi concepts and original living needs. This might not be other’s dream house. But everyone has his own comfort zone, as long as it fits the owner’s need, it is a great design.
Designed by Italian artist Francesco Romoli, “Postcards from the future” is a playful series in which Romoli has transformed classic portraits from the early 19th century into unexpected creatures – part human, part machine. In his imagination, the future should be filled with human-robot hybrids. Hence, Romoli replace portions of the various human bodies with radio sets, robots, televisions or light-bulb, and create this unusual series. The combination of old-fashioned clothes and futuristic elements not only looks surreal but also a little bit comical. When asks to talk about this project, the artist says, “What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.”
This vertical plant cultivator hydrophobic system was designed to grow plants within a limited space, which is quite useful in urban area where full-fledged gardens aren’t possible. It allows you go grow food from seed to plant. So if you want to grow some organic food at your urban home for health need, this might help.