With the looming possibility of water shortages, desertification, and the necessity of finding alternative fuel sources on the horizon, humanity's booming numbers may soon be need of some solid solutions to ensure that we as a species are able to survive and thrive in the future.
In preparation for this, a number of architects are busy cracking their skulls and making architectural plans for the future of greener living. Here's a list of top picks that will leave you looking forward to the future of architecture:
Designed by Reyes Rios + Larrain Architects, this modern residence for a family of five was built around an expansive terrace connecting the interior with the unique zig-zag shaped pool. The home is finished with a lavish 1000 square foot garden, and an unassuming fence keeping what's inside a mystery. Read more
Here's a look at WIRED magazine's new San Francisco offices, designed by architectural firm Gensler. Utilizing minimalistic and modern themes, it applies a design language called "wrong theory," using unexpected pops of color injected throughout the office. Read more
The Groveland House was designed by Mcleod Bovell featuring everything from a putting green on the upper level to a pool and entertainment center on the middle level. Check out more projects by Mcleod Bovell at its website and view the gallery below: Read more