The Structures of the Future

For discussion of structural innovations ranging from 3D Honeycomb to genomic and self-generating formal systems. All welcome.

Postby djswan » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:22 pm

nanrehvasconez wrote:CICERO
Noted Roman statesman, orator, and best-selling author of treatises such as, "On Justice," "On Friendship," "On Donner," and "On Blitzen."

"A fool can neither escape the future nor endure the present "

djswan seams to be the product of inbreading. His brain has the capaility of an amiba or at best a low parasite

Whew! Good thing for that edit button, I pitched an easily batted softball with that last response.
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Postby O-Archy » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:44 pm

way to go nanre...
you are proof that humanity is it's own worst enemy

"he who slings mud loses ground"
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Postby djswan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:00 pm

Adobe mud is a brick of the future.
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Postby cousineddie » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:22 pm

I considers inbreedin to be a might misunderstood.
It jist means your family is a little closer then most folks. :D
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Postby djswan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:28 pm

My cousineddie I'm giving you a hug and a beer, but that could lead to inbreeding. :D

The folks actually building the structures of the future might have some good things to say.
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Postby cousineddie » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:01 pm

Hey, Mr. Djswan, that beer sounds mighty good right about now, but
I don't no much about buildin them structures of the future and all
that science fiction type stuff.
cousineddies jist a country carpenter
with a tool belt, hammer and saw.
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Postby djswan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:31 pm

Heck, cousineddie no need to call me a Mister. cousinderek will do just fine, or dj or d-train or d-money.... you get my drift. Friends can call me want they want. I know you be fibben, 'cause you worked today build'n some structure that going to be there after right now, and after right now is the future. :D

Whatcha think going way old school for the future?
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Postby cousineddie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:51 pm

Whatcha think going way old school for the future?

Now dj (hope its ok to call ya dj) that theres a
major dose of common sense and right smart thinkin.
Not nough folks kin see that much of the ole school way
of doin things is mebbe all we needs for the future.
We got the wind, sun, and earth to be supplyin jist bout
everything we need, (oops, allmost fergot about the rain) :D
Im no rockit scientist so I dont no much about this
globol warmin and such, but by my way of thinkin,
it cant be a bad thing not to be burnin stuff to heat our
homes and factorees and mebbe keep our air
as clean as we can.
Well thats what cousineddies a seein as a good way to
be givin our youngins a chanse at a good future and
Ima hopin folks kin see what im tryin to say cause sometimes
I dont explain myself as best I kin but thanks for listenin and
ya'll have a great evenin. :)
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Postby ExperiencingArchitecture » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:58 pm

The way I see it, some have vision and insight and some don't. Those who have no capacity to absorb topics as these truly only come here to attempt to dis-credit those who do. (As they do in other topics as well). So Nanrehvasconez is correct in his assessment and in maintaining a proper perspective of the implications of technology for the future.
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lighten up

Postby evibernice » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:59 am

too serious! hahah...come on guys, architecture doesnt really spell out UPTIGHT. lighten up guys^^,

by the way, all the modernism and high technology stuff given, i'd like to ask how they lay out the plumbing system of a rotating building?^^,


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Postby justellus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:09 pm

A few more exciting ideas to add on in another topic being discussed around these forums -->> ... 4-765.html
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I am a visionary looking for you the future thinkers of Arch

Postby Stonewallmary » Fri May 29, 2009 1:50 pm

I am a visionary looking for you the future thinkers of Architectural Design!

NOTICES: Salutations;

To all Investors, Developers, and regular folk tired of the same old stile of home & business structures. Only to find you can’t sell do to the mundane & repetitive design rut the Architectural Community has been in for the last 30 odd years? Want a designer that can plan for anything & brake through to a NEW EVOLUTION in ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.

I am ready to step up & create standards of building design no other has thus far & where the IBC, and Local Codes have not.

OBJECTIVE: To CONVINCE you, the INVESTOR, the ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING FIRM, and all Others that apply, I HAVE A DESIGN IDEA addressing issues that THE IBC AND LOCAL CODE HAVE NOT. I BASED this opinion on the FACT that if you LOOK(ING) AT Homes & Businesses in TORNADO ALLIE, they are still crumbling do to Tornadoes & no revisions in site. As well as the fact that we are still selling windows & doors in these areas without Shutters that “Lock In” to the frame system. (Lumber costs go up do to board up!). Furthermore, we have NEW ORLEANS, TSUNAMIS, AVALANCHES of earth or snow, and VOLCANOES & FLOODS.

MY VISION: with the right team of engineers is to;

1) Built a home or business in tornado alley, and know that after a category 5 tornado goes through my structure stands 75% to 100% better chance it will still be standing.
2) Have a home built in the 2000 ft above sea level with no cares if you became snowed in or warriors of suffering “Cabin Fever”.
3) Know in flood zones with life pods in place in everyone's backyard, no one would have to die from floods anymore. As while as with my new foundation system in place home and business has 75% to 100% better chance of no water damage to the structure.
4) Create for you the Investor a impenetrable resort, hotel, or home along the coast lines where tsunamis are prevalent.

Eliminate the endless cost of Mother Natures furry. No more boarding up windows, packing sandbags, NO MORE NATURAL DISASTER ZONES do to everyday weather for that particular reign

These are just a fraction of what I have in mined. The Keywords being “Environmental Survival” of said structure.
NOTE: Elements being, wind, water, Tornado, Tsunami, land erosion, lava, tidal waves, fire, avalanches, extra.
For me Environmental Survival means:
To build a structure that in design according to the environment with witch it must exist in. Thereby insuring it's further existence even after being subject to the elements that be.

Virtually no one, not even the IBC, UBC, or Local Codes have addressed the issues when arguing the cost to the American tax payer or the ever increasing insurance cost do to deficient configuration of buildings for the elements that be. Lute alone the ecological damage to the surrounding area. Every year to board up, sand bag, and rebuild do to inadequate structural design. Buildings being built disregarding the environment with witch they are intended.

With our renewable resources running out, you have to ask yourself how much longer will they last rebuilding what should have never fallen. If proper building practices were in place that addressed the environment with witch their in & the elements that be, we would not have losses year after year. How many homes could we have built with those same resources used to board up and/or rebuild every year.


I have found a new way of Architectural Thinking. To build with nature and not against it, to allow the elements and the building to flow as one, nether one upsetting the others path or existence. Harmony
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Postby chiller » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:23 am

What is going on in this thread?
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Postby svenglezz-ASMEIL » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:29 am

I'm working on somthing similar to this.

With a round design you get the natural flow :) in many way's from wind to flexibilities in floor layouts.

On the main level planning on using the earth-bag/sand-bag to get 100% water tight :) and for colder climate add bail-hay to get extra insulation.

The layout will have the flexibilieties to have sep. living units on the lower level for either an apartments(s) and/or a small bussiness.

I've also added sprinkler to the sturcture with reletive eas' due to the round structure and "less walls" for few sprinkler heads to keep costs down. This ensure codes are met in differenet parts and for any comm. buzz. added to the structure.

The design of this is getting closer to completion, but now need to look at "earth-quack" considerations? Does a round structure better off then a square structure? Plus if anyone has an info./links etc. to point me in the right direction? Looking on how to make the wood structure earth-quack proof? (if such a thing?).
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Interesting project

Postby justellus » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:20 pm

This is interesting Asmeil. Where is your project located?

Is your structure as a cone or as a dome? Domes and cones tend to have good structural integrity as well. However, circular structures may be imply more complex structural systems and less efficient use of materials.

Also, having living spaces in the lower floors implies few windows in the interior areas, depending on the structures size. How large will your structure be?

Do you have anything on the design you can post?

Also, what is the estimated budget for completion of your project?

So the structure will be of wood? This material is not as durable as stone, and would subject the structure to the possibility of fire damage, even considering the sprinkler system. It may help to retard a fire, but a very large fire could still get out of control in a very closed large structure, particularly if the fire should start in an area not within the reach of a fire sprinkler system, or by an accident or direct interference by some individual. So if the structure is very large, this may not be a good option.

Please post more information on your project, so we may understand the details of what you are proposing.

Thank you.
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