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:
If you have money to spend on a renovation this year, you could do worse than install a new bathroom. It is an upgrade that could add value to your home if you complete it to a high standard. We all need a haven where we can get away from the rest of the world and soak our troubles away with hot water, candles and a glass of wine. Create one in your home and make life more comfortable than it is now. Read more
People seek to improve their surroundings wherever they live, and they add billions to the economy. Maybe it is only by purchasing new wallpaper and paint. Hundreds of thousands of people decide to take on a significant project every year. Those renovations cost a lot of money and keep others in employment. It is just another way to keep money turning over and society functioning. Read more
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. The project will include 103 homes, a doctor's clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Read more