Skyscrapers in the Year 2100: Award-Winning Architect and Visionary Vanessa Keith A Peek into the Future.

Have you ever wondered about the future of skyscrapers? Requests curious rebel Host Chrissy Newton. “With population growth and the global climate crisis in our wake, Vanessa Keith, Principal of Studioteka, an award-winning design firm, is trying to solve these problems with architecture.”

“Studioteka approaches design through a multidisciplinary lens that includes architecture, technology, economic and social development, and urban and environmental concerns.”

In her last interview, Newton discussed Keith’s book, 2100: A dystopian utopia – the city after climate changewhich studies case studies in 14 cities around the world in the year 2100, using emerging technologies and innovative technologies designed to tackle the climate crisis.

To start, Keith spoke briefly about her background and why she started the architecture firm Studioteka. Then he set off to the races, where Newton asked Keith what the perfect futuristic office might look like.

Keith answers, “In terms of work, it’s going to be a place where you can continually learn (and) where you have people you can interact with that you continually learn from.”

She expands on this vision, showing how a future workplace with less “heavy” hierarchy will allow new ideas to be shared and created.

Keith explains: “The intern going through the door might have a great idea, but if they don’t feel like they can articulate it, someone higher up the food chain (may not) realize they can learn something from the intern. There has to be some sort of cross-learning Everyone has something to contribute.”

Keith quickly turned the discussion to her vision of future cities and how her background influenced her current approach. This involved consideration not only of the urban planning aspect but of things like carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. For example, she noted how hurricanes create a seasonal threat to places like Puerto Rico and how architecture can help solve this problem.

“Painting rooftops white and streets white is something we can do now,” she explains, noting that simple solutions can help combat the effects of climate change. Unfortunately, Keith says these things aren’t always put into practice, so as an architect, she’s starting to take an approach to what city planning might look like if no efforts to combat climate change are put in place.

“So, what if we don’t do anything?” She asks half jokingly. “What if it’s like a miserable utopia? There is nothing to design in a world of apocalyptic chaos of zombies, everyone is killing each other.”

“This isn’t really a design project that I’m interested in,” she adds with a chuckle.

This discussion will soon lead to what climate scientists call a “four-degree world.” Keith explains how there are many components to consider in a four-degree world, including things like e-waste recycling. The reuse of building materials will also become critical, especially in the developing world. Then she talked about the unused surface areas of buildings, including roofs and walls, that could be adapted to generate energy or help wildlife habitats through relatively simple approaches.

“I love the idea of ​​organizing a city around transit,” Keith adds when asked by Newton about a new sophisticated “horizontal skyscraper” under development in Saudi Arabia, “so you don’t actually need cars. I think that’s really cool.”

When Newton pressed him to explain the kinds of changes our children and grandchildren might see in the future workplace, Keith talked about how the pandemic has changed things in so many negative ways but also showed us how quickly humans can shift to a new, futuristic approach to work.

“I make friends with people I’ve only seen on Zoom,” Keith explains. “And then, when I see them in person (for the first time), it’s like you’re meeting an old friend.”

This dynamic, including doing virtual workouts and hangouts with friends around the world, suddenly gave her a whole new look at the idea of ​​the workplace of the future.

I said to myself, ‘Why did you think that?’ place Was something important to friendship? Why is the location of your body important in terms of friendship? “

Keith notes how the entire world changed seemingly overnight, and suddenly we learned how to conduct our business and our private lives in a whole new way.

“Humans are incredibly adaptable and adept,” she exclaims.

At this point in the interview, Newton asked Keith about Meta’s virtual world and how her perceptions of virtual reality would affect 22second abbreviationCentury workplace. Keith responds by explaining how technology sometimes takes a while to evolve and how the future of virtual reality may be far beyond just becoming a 3D internet.

“(Using virtual reality) I can do so much and be so much more because I don’t have to drag my body with me,” she explains. “That can be stressful.”

Keith says her team is already using technology to explore 3D environments that allow them to collaborate and have a shared experience as if they were all in the same place. She even says that they spend happy hours in virtual reality in the Metaverse, offering people working remotely something that is usually only available after traveling around the world to be together.

“I think that’s really the power of the Metaverse,” Keith explains. “Being able to connect and connect with people whose bodies are probably halfway around the world. You might think that this is not a valid friendship because my body is in New York and your body is in Australia, (but that) no longer really matters.”

“I think it will create more connection,” she nods to Newton. “Because instead of looking at someone on your (your) social media, you can interact with them socially.”

At this point in the interview, Keith and Newton begin to discuss how urban planning should be when planning and building 22nd century cities. Now seemingly in her comfort zone, Keith has really taken her strides, talking about the many things humanity will need to leave behind and the changes of mindset that will be required for us to avoid extinction, and instead experience a “real human renaissance,” which will shape the future urban landscape.

“We are part of the planet,” she explains. “Part of the problem is that we don’t see ourselves that way.”

She says that this mindset will need to change, and is a key to creating a technologically advanced future for humanity in keeping with the environment rather than an ecology that obliges species to massive societal collapse.

To balance the interview, which is highly entertaining and full of exciting information, Keith talks about sharing the planet, building skyscrapers in Antarctica, inventing new technologies that will transform urban development and urban agriculture, and how futuristic architects integrate sustainable living with advanced virtual environments to create a definition Completely new to society and society.

After watching the interview, it’s clear that Keith really knows her own stuff, and the rhythm that she and Newton generate throughout their entire discussion sounds like a breath of fresh air in a rooftop garden of a 1,000-foot skyscraper. Indeed, at the end of the 58-minute journey, the viewer may feel they have been allowed to steal a peek at Keith’s personal crystal ball, where old-world values ​​and magical technology paint a picture of a brighter, healthier, and sustainable urban/suburban tech future.

Which looks much better than the zombie apocalypse.

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