Buildings Might Receive a Bigger IQ Boost
Doris Kim Sung is one among the architects’ cadre who have started a paradigm shift from traditional, static buildings to modern, smart ones. These are the buildings, which respond to external and internal environments. In the race to architectural sustainability, Sung is the only one. Morphosis Architects based in New York, for instance, has designed homes for occupants in flood zones such as New Orleans, which rise in response to elevating water levels.
With air-conditioning and heating amounting up to half of energy usage of home, we need to make a wise decision – and so do our homes. Temperature regulation is merely the start. “If we’re really smart, we’ll design building skin to sweat, to have goosebumps, to be waterproof,” Sung concludes. “It’s a different way to see architecture. We’re on the cusp of something new.”
Maybe this element of architecture should become the next project of Alphabet’s Nest Labs. It’ll be highly profitable in future.