Houses of the Future, 10 Amazing Futuristic Design Ideas

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Futuristic house design for extreme hot temperatures

Futuristic homes look stunning and unusual, reflecting interesting new trends in contemporary house design for the future. Futuristic homes demonstrate various exciting shapes, challenging traditional rectangular housesĀ  with four walls, roofs with chimneys, garages, porches and front lawns and bringing eco friendly technology and solutions for pleasant and comfortable green living.

According to urban architecture experts, contemporary house designs in the future will reflect many factors, including the climate changes, population growth, increase of the traffic in large cities, development of new building materials and advanced computer technology, offering stunning residential spaces for comfortable living in the future.

Tornado-proof, Kevlar-coated modern house would be pulled into the ground when high-velocity winds pass by, offering a safe shelter for people. The high-tech open roof structures would be locked so water and wind could not get inside the house. Futuristic tornado-prof house design project is developed by Ted Givens, an architect with 10Design, based in Hong Kong.

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Tornado-proof house design idea

Another futuristic house design project gives a new meaning to residential spaces, offering a flying house. The Wolke 7 is conceived by Switzerland-based designer Timon Sager. Durable cables suspend the living spaces in the air.

With multiple decks, a state-of-the-art entertainment center and a luxury bedroom, the flying house design offer everything you could want, from contemporary comfort to striking views of the surroundings.

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Flying house design for the future

The heat of California was a consideration for Korean designer Christopher Daniel who came up with this roll-like futuristic house design concept. Developed for arid environments, this home is secured with a carbon fiber truss frame and has a hydraulic powered automatic door.

Creacasa houseboat concept by Tom Pears, floating houses of the future

The upper half of the door opens overhead and the lower part unfolds onto the ground. Curtains and bookshelves act as room dividers. Depending on the amount of sun, residents can make skylights and windows less or more transparent.

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Futuristic house design for extreme hot temperatures

Urban Tree House design concept is interesting also. Population growth and consequent crowding can leave little space to live in big cities. Jason Lubutkah of Jason David Designs in New York City came up with an innovative and interesting way to deal with this problem.

Urban sustainable architecture, floating Arcology concept

Building small houses that cantilever across city streets would use up all available space that otherwise be wasted. These small futuristic homes are supposed to be constructed off site and then raised to their new location.

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Cantilever small house design

Inspired by children loom toy, Weave House features the woven facade and striking look. This mixed-use eco friendly building is designed for passive energy use and pleasant green living. Prefabricated units lock together to form attractive and comfortable apartments. The overhang of each unit provides shade.

Floating platform Recreational Island, floating houses of the future

Easy and very quick to build, the structure arrives from a factory in many small parts. Once on site, the pieces are hoisted into place. The prefabricated house design concept was designed by Meridian105 Architects of Denver, Colorado.

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Futuristic energy efficient apartment building design

Fallingwater cottages are unusual house design concept that look like hills with attractive entryways into the hills. Patkau Architects in Vancouver, Canada, developed these futuristic underground dwellings. These small homes perfectly blend with the landscape and provide a minimal-footprint approach to living while offering the basic comfort and amazing experience.

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Futuristic underground houses

Designed by Royal Haskoning Architechten in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Moon Villa is a transparent house design concept, perfect for lunar living. It has no stairs, since the low-gravity on the Moon would allow residents to float from one level to the next. The futuristic house has enormous rotating shades that protect interiors from the extreme temperatures of outer space. An underground bunker is also included in the house design, just in case of a dangerous solar storm.

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Moon Villa, futuristic house design concept

Designed by Victor Vetterlein from New York City, Reboot Home is a computer-controlled futuristic house design concept developed in order to maximize energy efficiency and comfort. Every exterior surface acts as a solar energy collector. This futuristic home design features a wind-powered elevator and water-treatment plant. The rooftop collects rainwater that is stored in tanks. Natural air flow is provided via vents.

computer controlled home
Futuristic computer controlled home

Living in cities is rarely a green experience, but San Francisco based designer Joanna Borek-Clement has come up with a sky-scraping solution Sky Terra Towers. The neuron cell-like towers would reach elevations of 1,600-feet and would be inter-dependent. Each tower structure would support the others. People would reach the amphitheaters, pools, fields and parks via elevators from the street. The futuristic design concept was conceived with Tokyo in mind.

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Cell-like apartment building design concept

Water Discus Hotel is an exciting contemporary design concept by Deep Ocean Technology, located in Poland. An underwater area would allow a guest to look out the hotel window at a school of fish, creating unforgettable memories.

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Futuristic hotel with underwater structure

The 11,000 square foot space would sit 33 feet below the surface of the water. Additional contemporary design features include a diving center, open terraces above water and a spa. For safety the disc-shaped dwellings could be detached from the main structure and used as super comfortable lifeboats.

  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 24.07.2012