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Building design based on human anatomy?

?Diseño de edificios basado en anatomía humana?

This is a first series of drawings and thoughts that could lead to new architectural typologies. They're not ideal buildings, they're just a combination of how social habits and needs are being attended today with a futuristic interpretation of where it could lead to.

The dystopian architecture, due to new technological development (robotics, artificial intelligence, new materials, energy sources, processors, etc), will never need to follow the principles of the past architecture. Even if we don't like that idea, the same building could become a home but also a prision: Political and economical powers could interact with every aspect of our daily life remotely. We won't need to go out from our buildings for any reason, unless we have a pet :).

La arquitectura distópica, debido al desarrollo tecnológico, no tendrá que seguir los principios de la arquitectura pasada. El poder político y económico, gracias al control estrecho que les ofrecen esas nuevas tecnologías, podrán convertir nuestros hogares en prisiones de puertas abiertas. De las que no necesitaremos salir a menos que tengamos una mascota.

This conception would make of our buildings an independent being, autonomous, not only in a techonological way but also in social and enviromental interactions. Buildings will be closer to living beings cause they are the ones that consume, communicate and even move in the new era. We just ooccupy them. They are farer from machines (XXc Le Corbusier living machine) cause they are not tools any more, they use humans as tools to survive, in the same way that states and big companies do (buildings would be extensions of them).

Esto hace del edificio distópco un ser viviente. Los edificios serían los que consumirían, comunicarían e incluso se desplazaría en esa nueva era. Estarían más allá de la máquina, pues ya no son una herramienta, sino que son las personas que lo habitan las que se convierten en herramientas para su superviciencia. De la misma manera que utilizan a la gente el Estado y las grandes compañias, los edificios serían extensiones de estos grandes poderes.

Our dystopian future buildings will have the habilidades of the living beings: feed, reproduce, communicate, move... . And maybe will look like this :

When we buy an Alexa or any new device, their designers can transform our homes in whatever they wanted. Only by small insertions they have a huge potential. In the future -if we continue adding any new artifact that is made to our buildings- these features will come by default, the building itself will be the device.

Alexa, GHome, móviles, Smart Tvs, etc. son artefactos cuyo potencial transforma nuestros hogares en aquello que sus diseñadores han querido. En esos casos son pequeñas incursiones transformadoras, en el futuro la tendencia es a convertir todo el edificio en un gigantesco artefacto neotecnológico.

The XX century futuristic and utopian architecture designs (like archigram, based on techonological improvements) won't be utopian anymore, they will just be a nightmare. Why? Porque los cambios tecnológicos están siendo incorporados como un deber, not as a tool. Architecture, and specially home architecture, doesn't need to incorporate every so-called technological improvement for the sake of it. At least in design, first comes the need, then the tool. By letting every new idea that the power funds in, we're less in our home and more in the home of others.

The influence of the outer world into the inner world of our homes has become so strong that we don't even notice. It's the outer world, both real and virtual, the one that determines the limits of our homes. In the dystopian homes those limits come together, so the control of Augmented Reality in any sense would be ensential to develop our lifes, and also to be succesful both at work and in personal relations.

To be continued...