LIVING IN THE FUTURE? – overcrowding, living in the desert, robots?

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Have you ever thought about how your home will look like in the future? Are we still living on the earth? The expectation is that we are already around eight billion people in 2024.  Can the earth handle this? 

Many studies have shown that overcrowding is going to be a big problem in the future. Therefore, we see more and more innovations in the field of housing in the future. 

One of those innovations is Sand Babel. 

Sand Babel
A chines team of designers designed the Sand Babel Towers. Those towers are buildings that can be constructed in the desert, with cranes and a 3D printer. 

The Sand babel Towers are constructed in two main sections. The first section is an area above the ground, in which people live or work. The second section is are tunnels, those connect the towers to each other. Sand Babel is one example, but we see more and more innovations like this. 

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Not only the place we live, but also the way houses are built will change. We will build houses in an easier and faster way. With a 3D printer, for example. 

3D Print Canal House
The 3D Print Canal House is a unique project. The 3D Print Canal House is an exhibition. It’s a Canal House, printed in the heart of Amsterdam. The house is printed with bioplastics. The makers also research the possibilities of printing with recycled materials. 

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3D printed houses is an important invention for the future because it’s possible to built houses for more people and in several places. 

Not only building houses, but also living in a house will be different. Life will be easier, for example, by the help of robots. 

Household robots
Household robots take over chores around the house for us. Household robots can scrub the floor, mowing the lawn or clean a swimming pool. They can make our lives easier. 

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Developments in technology will be very important for us in the future. They will change the way of building houses, but also the way of living in houses. Those developments can improve our Quality of Life. They can improve your material and physical wellbeing. Material wellbeing because your life is easier with a houserobot. Your housing quality will be better. Our physical wellbeing is going to be better because we will suffer les from the overcrowding. Because we will live at other places, like the desert. 

Would you want to live in the desert?

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ECO POP-UP STORE: SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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What is it? 
The ECO Pop-up store is a Dutch pop-up store. In 2012 the shop was meant to be a pop-up store for 2 months, but because of many positive reactions, it stayed.
The ECO Pop-up store offers a platform for sustainable design. Recycled stuff, fairtrade, handmade, it offers a lot. But the ECO Pop-up store isn’t only a store, it is also a pub, called the Sustainable Pub. But that’s not everything, they also offer workshops and organize events in the Sustainable Pub.

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Why is it cool? 
I think the ECO Pop-up store is cool, because it isn’t only a store, but there is also a pub and there is a story behind the whole concept.  I think there are two phases where the ECO Pop-up store fits in: The Living Room Society and The Authencity Phase.

-The Living Room Society
The living Room society is all about creating a homy ambiance. The store decoration is really homy, people think they are at home when they are in the store. That’s why they like to be in the store.

-The Authencity Phase
I think the Authencity Phase also fits, because the story behind the concept is authentic. It is a good intitiative. People who hear the story, and like it, go to the store.

The influence of those phases are making the concept a really good one , people need those things nowadays.

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Why does it have future growth potential?
Well, the story stayed because there were so many positve reactions. So, people like the concept, and really want to go to the store.
I think that’s because we see two phases in the store, that people like. This is what people want nowadays. It isn’t only a store, but it’s also a story and a pub.

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COCOON TREE: A NEW CAMPING EXPERIENCE

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What is it?
The Cocoon Tree Tent is a hanging tree tent. The Cocoon Tree Tent is weighing 60kg and is suspended above the ground. The tent features a built-in bed making it super comfortable. It is a modern version of a cabin in a tree.
When you are in the Cocoon Tree, you are in harmony with nature.

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Why is it cool? 
I think the Cocoon Tree is cool, because it brings us a whole new experience. The phase where we can fit the Cocoon Tree in, is the Authencity phase, but also the Virtuality and Involvement phase.

-The Authencity phase
The Cocoon Tree fits perfectly in the authencity phase, because when you are in the Cocoon Tree, you are in harmony with the nature. The nature is real, and that’s why I think the Cocoon Tree fits in the authencity phase.

-The Virtuality and Involvement phase
The virtuality and involvement phase is all about creating a new world. When you are in the Cocoon Tree you are in your own world, like the site of Cocoon Tree says: ‘You will reconnect with sensations forgotten since the modern world consumes us today.

Those phases, are the needs of people nowadays. That’s why I think the Cocoon Tree is a good invention.

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Why does it have future growth potential?
I think the Cocoon Tree has future growth potential because it fits perfectly with our needs. Being in the Cocoon Tree, makes you feel special. It’s authentic and it is a whole new world.

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