Future Buildings - 3D Contest [4 entries]

ECOnomy - Working "Greener" Picture

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Contest goal:

Make a concept of a future building. You have to keep in mind that the future buildings have to be ecological, economical and practical. You can build one building ... or a city, it's your choice.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: mircea

secretsather: Interior or Exterior of a building? Or does it matter? ( 5 years and 2743 days ago )
mircea: exterior would be better... you want to make the whole building.. not render just a room ( 5 years and 2742 days ago )
mircea: the point is to show your concept of a future building.. for example.. a building with a garden on top.. you could add a waterfall that produces electricity.. etc.. maybe a cool design, that saves money and material.. photovoltaic ( sun pannels ) on the roof.. there are a lot of cool concepts out there ( 5 years and 2742 days ago )
Rumi: cool contest, mircea on a roll ( 5 years and 2742 days ago )

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ECOnomy - Working "Greener" - created by JustinRSA

ECOnomy - Working "Greener"
Favs: 3SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 1/4Score: 68.2% (39)13626 views

This is my first entry to a competition on this site. I hope you enjoy!

This is my concept building of the future. It incorporates many "green" features including maximizing the amount of windows on the outer skin so an to let as much sunlight in as possible. These glass panes also are sprayed with a UV receiver coating which allows them to generate solar energy to power the internal LED lighting at night.

Some of the glass panels also open automatically when the temperature inside the dome gets too high and as they are in a 360 degree radius and there are no internal walls, it allows for natural breeze to flow through the entire structure.

In the centre of the dome is an island, which is a relaxing spot for employees to take a break. It sits in a pool of water that is as deep as the dome is high. This functions as a water tank for collected rain water that flows into the receiver drains located around the base rim of the structure. This water is then used for toilets and showers etc, and is also sprayed into the air as a fine mist over the entire dome on hot days to cool down the ambient temperature inside.

A totally green, sustainable building that has almost 0% external energy requirements.

There is no parking structure and employees are required to walk, bike or take public transportation to get to work.

This realization of the building was made entirely in Cinema 4D with a few tweaks to color adjustment in Photoshop.

Your comments are much appreciated! I am still a beginner in the 3D world and would love some feedback. (5 years and 2733 days ago)

Transhome - created by muthultech

Favs: 3SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 2/4Score: 64.6% (30)11016 views

Hi when the future arrives us,there will be a lack of space to live and to build houses.There comes the time where the buildings hangs in space lifted by zeppelin kind of airships fuelled by solar power. This was done in 3ds Max and rendered in mental ray...All the textures were made with 3ds max default material library.. (5 years and 2729 days ago)

Terraform Building - created by Ory

Terraform Building
Favs: 0SBS: 15Hi-resRank: 3/4Score: 61.9% (25)9098 views

Earth-That-Was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many.

We found a new solar system: dozens of planets and hundreds of moons.

Each one terraformed - a process taking decades - to support human life.

To be new Earths.

---Lines are stolen from the intro to the movie Serenity--- (5 years and 2729 days ago)

Bio-dome - created by secretsather

Favs: 1SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 4/4Score: 61.4% (0)9051 views

Condos starting at $185,000 (5 years and 2739 days ago)

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