Gallery: HABITAT 2020: Future Smart ‘Living’ Architecture


One of the most effective ways to cut down the ecological footprint of buildings is to follow the lead of nature through biomimicry. Habitat 2020 is a future forward example of biomimetic architecture that fuses high-tech ideas with basic cellular functions to create ‘living’ structures that operate like natural organisms. This nature-inspired approach to city living looks at the urban landscape as a dynamic and ever-evolving ecosystem. Within this cityscape, buildings open, close, breathe and adapt according to their environment.

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  1. arki123456 June 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

    wat is the skin of the building made of???

  2. arki123456 June 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    what is the skin made of…i mean the material???

  3. Biogreenproject March 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    so interesting……….

  4. csven July 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    fwiw, Philips has been using Second Life to discuss this issue (they have an educational area set up which streams a movie and which has a very basic representation of a “living” building as shown above). From what I’ve seen so far, the biggest problem has been lack of interest/participation, which is a shame since worthwhile critical discussion of the concept seems to be stifled as a result.

  5. meredith July 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    This skin looks amazing. do you know when it will be released for homeowners to start implementing into their homes?

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