BARCELONA IN 2060

How will we live in the future?

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Expectations

When we think about how we will live in the future, it is not uncommon for us to imagine visions of fingers flying through the air on computers without controlled screens, flying cars like spaceships and everything that floats on the ground, as if the gravity of some way will go out of fashion.

Barcelona in the future

Smart home technology

Although we are not in the microchip stage ourselves, or working on computers that come out of nowhere, we are certainly closer than we can think.

In recent years, the advance in technology has been so great that we now live in an era of home automation. Increasing popularity in recent years and becoming an integral part of our existence, there are products on the market that take away the effort of daily tasks and make our life at home more efficient.

At the touch of a button, we are now able to control the everyday objects of the home, such as coffee machines, lights and heating systems, even when we are far from our property. Although the robots that dress us or cook our breakfast still do not exist, it will not be long before they do!

Cities in the sky

One thing we can be sure of in the future is that everything will go to heaven. No, we do not mean in zero gravity, but in terms of construction. With premium prices and little supply, developers are running out of options. Then, in Yazz’s words, the only way is up.

future city sky

And with the rapid population growth in the world, there is growing pressure to build space-saving buildings that alleviate housing shortages, while meeting the demands of our increasingly poor lifestyles in time. the construction techniques become more advanced and the technology is used to automate the construction processes, there will come a point where according to Samsung’s SmartThings Future Life Report «Whole cities will be spread above ground in mega-structures verticals that house public and private spaces ».

Although living in a skyscraper may not be as futuristic as living in a building shaped like a spaceship, the way we live and interact with the landscape of the city will certainly seem foreign.

Samsung looks to the future and says the following:

«Our buildings and interiors will evolve into hyper-flexible spaces».

Samsung CEO

Imagine waking up, going to the office, taking a quick lunch and picking up some groceries for dinner, without having to leave the same building. These cities totally in heaven are the answer to the demands of our lifestyles 24/7.

The future is now

The styles of construction and development in the UAE allow us to glimpse the future of construction in London, with skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa with an impressive height of 830 m, or to put it in perspective, almost three times the height of The Shard.

And they are also developing in the water! At the Heart of Europe resort in Dubai, they are building houseboats with rooms under water. Although for now this type of development is pure pleasure for the richest among us, one day we may be forced to use the oceans to create space and energy, with projects such as Japan’s ambitious Ocean Spiral.

ocean spiral japan

farming

Building is also the answer to a shortage of food in the future. As agricultural land decreases due to global warming and population increases, vertical farms will provide us with food on a massive scale without the need for large agricultural land. If the world population reaches 11 billion by 2100, as predicted by the United Nations, most of us will live in cities. And this is where we can grow products to feed people at a localized level.

future agriculture dome

The world’s first commercial vertical farm was launched in Singapore in 2012 and is a testament to the growing practice. By employing 9m revolving towers that are driven by recycled water, this efficient method to grow crops with minimal waste and energy consumption is certainly more favorable for the Earth.

Everything that goes up has to go down

Below the surface of the Earth, there is a lot of unused space that is waiting to be developed. Samsung argues: “As we colonize the urban horizon, we will also build deeper underground. In 100 years we will see the introduction of ‘Scrapers of the Earth’; Underground structures of several levels built deep in the ground «.

future underground cities

We are already witnessing a trend to dig, with an increasing number of owners looking for additional space in their homes in the form of conversions in the basement. 
Samsung has noted that “the increase in the prevalence of ‘super basements’, especially in London, is evidence of a broader movement to create a more livable space in desirable urban centers.” In some cases, digging under one property can add more than twice the square footage without the need to build in a beautiful outdoor space and assume the associated costs of buying a larger property.

«And by using the property of natural soil insulation to maintain heat and reduce energy consumption», we are also looking for a more efficient future.

How we use the space in the home.

Although, once we want a double garden, a small garden, our wishes, needs and budgets have changed the type of space we want and the way we use space in our homes. The line between our work and our personal lives is becoming increasingly blurred as more and more people choose to work from home or by themselves. So with that, the increase in demand for spaces to live / work in London in recent years has been phenomenal.

As many of us look for an alternative to the long days of work in the office, there is an increasing demand for flexible spaces, which provide areas to work and relax in a unified space and, what is more important, cheaper. Although we are not in the microchip stage ourselves, or working on computers that come out of nowhere, we are certainly closer than we can think.

In recent years, the advance in technology has been so great that we now live in an era of home automation. Increasing popularity in recent years and becoming an integral part of our existence, there are products on the market that take away the effort of daily tasks and make our life at home more efficient. At the touch of a button, we are now able to control the everyday objects of the home, such as coffee machines, lights and heating systems, even when we are far from our property. Although the robots that dress us or cook our breakfast still do not exist, it will not be long before they do!

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