dystopian, futuristic, solar system, natural resources, capitalist system, ecosystem, advanced technology, cradle-to-cradle, biomimicry, reused
Architectural Engineering | Architectural Technology | Architecture
In the dystopian future of 2100, Earth becomes a dying planet and humanity is forced to continue colonizing the solar system for survival. Mars develops as a colonized planet, exploited for its natural resources and potential. The hierarchical system of power seen constantly throughout Earth’s history was inescapable, and poor conditions turned to extremes. As billionaires take control of the space race, the capitalist system reflected in past company towns was implemented, making the moral questions and lines blurred.
When the system is eventually ruptured, ecosystemic living is proposed. Living is now centered around health and mindfulness, creating a system of equality. The advanced technology is then used to bring nature back into the ecosystem. Implementing a cradle-to-cradle framework considers systems as a whole with biological and technological circulate together. The circular economies eliminate waste by re-utilizing resources. Biomimicry is used to create an atmosphere designed to invoke a connection to nature. The natural and manmade will be in harmony with each other creating a living environment designed for the prosperity of all who inhabit it. The ecosystem references nature to promote human effectiveness. The design goal is to optimize the standard of living for the community as a whole, with no disparity of wealth or quality of life.
Hoe, Andrea, "MARS 2100: A Microcosm of Ecocentric Design" (2022). Architecture Thesis Prep. 439.
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