Is this the city of the future? Incredible plans show eco-communities with cone shaped homes, rooftop gardens and driverless cars
Driverless cars, rooftop gardens and communal vegetable patches will all be part of future cities, according to one architect.
Fences will be a thing of the past as residents are free to roam around eco-friendly communities, water will be naturally filtered for people to swim and rainwater will also be harvested in large pools.
Meanwhile, road lights will only spring into action when their LED lights sense movement or sound by passing vehicles.
Vincent Callebaut designed these plans for the city of Kunming in the Yunnan Province, China. He is aspiring to reinvent the social link between the city and countryside. His vision, he claims, offers a solution to rising non-renewable energy consumption in China.
The project, called ‘Flavours Orchard’, will centre around the city’s Dianchi Lake and is around 90,000 square metres in size.
An architect has offered a glimpse into future city centre life. The world, according to his vision, will be filled with driverless electric cars, rooftop gardens with wind turbines and solar panels to power everything
The ‘villas’ will be shaped like the infinity symbol, but some designs will also focus on cones and fans
The designs from architect Vincent Callebaut are based on plans for the Chinese city of Kunming in the Yunnan Province. The project, called ‘Flavours Orchard’, will centre around the city’s Dianchi Lake and is around 90,000m squared in size
The landscape surrounding the futuristic city will be dotted with wind turbines and solar panels to garner energy in an eco-friendly manner
The Mountain Villas, resembling a Chinese fan, are built from east to west to follow the sun’s path throughout the day
The city will produce more energy from the ‘Plus-Energy Villas’ from renewable sources than it consumes in external sources
The Shell Villas, resembling conical Chinese hats, stand above the ground on six stainless steel pillars reaching skywards with wind turbines fitted above the tree tops