Both nature and technology are being integrated into a design that’ll allow homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds. Known as Primeval Symbiosis, designed by Konrad Wójcik, this tree house design goes far beyond our childhood playscapes and re-envisions home infrastructure and development altogether.
To achieve such a goal, one of the main decisions made by Wójcik was to design these homes in a way that not only correlated with a tree’s physical appearance but in how it interacts with the surrounding environment as well.
The landscapes in which these homes would be located are strategically placed to not only have the greatest positive impact on the surrounding environment, but to also ensure an easy access and connection to both neighbors and nearby cities. They’re to be constructed in such a way that maintains self-sustainable functionality, safety against harsh weather, and a systematic interconnectedness with all life near each vicinity.
One of the greatest moments in human history was the Industrial Revolution, bringing our species out of the cruel realities of mother nature’s dictatorship. Unfortunately these positive facets were only limited to our own species, negatively affecting the rest of the animal kingdom and detrimentally impacting our environment. Here, in the 21st century, we now have the resources and technical know-how to not only help alleviate the negative consequences of our previous actions, but also create a living environment that will allow all life on the planet to thrive in their own way.
With the exponentially growing open-source market for 3D printers, imagine how architecture will evolve when each individual will be allowed to print their own home however they see fit, using designs that wouldn’t normally be possible in today’s architectural standards. How would our surroundings inspire our designs? Perhaps using 3D printed hybrid resources that are both inorganic and biological! The sky is the limit, after all. Or is it?