At UTS Architecture in Sydney, an exhibition for LAVA’s Home of the Future is on display from today until March 31, 2011. The concept of the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) Home supports maintaining a balance between human needs and nature’s needs into one system. LAVA claims that the home of the future should be such as to establish our relationship with nature, with technology, and with ourselves.
The geodesic sky dome atop a mall in Beijing will serve as a model for possible micro climate based living situations. This will reflect all that nature can do at its best; like, corals, cells, and bubbles. The structure will comprise 15 different living spaces showcasing varied experiences from vegetation leading to kitchens and washroom area to bedroom. The use of Information Technology will also be integrated as a means of electronic veins to the system. A cell-based strategy has been chalked out to render flexibility from one place to another. This can be adapted to specific requirement. The ceiling will be constructed from ETFE which will allow more light, better insulation, less cost to install, and less weight. ETFE is a substitute to glass and plastic.