Smart urban design
1.Guilin Bamboo Raft Connects Nature and Technology
I think urban planning provides services with software attributes, and our urban design is to provide hardware facilities to provide a better system framework and low-level logical structure for software applications. In a city, only when the two are matched with each other can the sustainable development of the city be developed, and finally give back to the big data era in the form of a smart city. However, the sustainable development of cities cannot be achieved overnight and requires long-term exploration. To this end, providing better basic environmental conditions and enabling the city to continuously and naturally renovate itself has become the key to urban design. Next, I would like to introduce some related smart city cases and device technologies.
The first project is located in Guilin, a city in China. Inspired by Guilin’s traditional water village culture and bamboo rafts, Raftinity is a sustainable future transportation-driven ecosystem. We hope to bring innovations that are sustainable and flexible to the local aquatic environment and that are easy to transform.
Raftinity Vision Map
Raftinity hopes to power the built-in battery, motor, front information screen and all onboard technology through the efficient use of solar panels. Even inductive charging will provide the city with excess energy when the raft is on drifting standby. Wireless technology enables the rafts to infinitely connect with the environment and people to provide a personal, personalized service element, so each raft is incredibly flexible in structure and function. Better serve the public and complement the surrounding environment. Based on wireless charging and data transmission technology, the modular design can realize different functions on the same platform. These modules can be used as a tourist lounge in Ancient Town, a floating restaurant, or even a vertical farm garden. Although the design is small, the concept is a smart and harmonious lifestyle close to nature, with future-oriented technology, design and creativity.
Wireless Charging and Data Transfer Technology
2.Future Century Garden City
This was followed by a masterplan design for an innovative technology park in the center of Karle Township, Bangalore, India. Use user data collection technologies as the basis for designing flexible and healthy environments. Maximize the use of passive design techniques to fully utilize natural daylight and prevailing wind directions. Plant integration strategies control heat gain through thermal buffers, reduce unwanted drafts, and filter fine dust from Bangalore’s air. A large groundwater retention area is used to irrigate on-site vegetation and to store and treat gray water.
The use of modern perception technologies enables user data to adjust environmental controls based on the user’s physical, psychological and social well-being, making the built environment healthier and more responsive. These interactions between people and the environment, together with the subtle integration of the interior of the building with nature, reflect that this is the garden city of the coming century.
3.Station of Being(ICT)
Finally, an installation project Station of Being located in the center of the Swedish campus, a new type of bus station is designed for use in cold regions, improving the waiting experience to make it a comfortable and fun experience.
Design by Rombout Frieling lab and RISE. Photographer Samuel Pettersson.
In order to change the bad experience of standing and waiting for the bus for a long time in the cold wind, the attraction of taking the bus is improved. The design team created a “smart roof” that integrates lights and sounds of (ICT) communication technology. When the bus enters the station 20 seconds before, the station will make a sound, and light and shadow will appear on the ceiling and the ground, which makes passengers Instead of staring at the bus, they can relax until they are “woke up” by the station.
Communication technology (ICT) actually hopes that the virtual city will be superimposed on the existing physical city, improving the city’s real-time perception of people, improving organizational transparency, better coordinating urban services, and building community connections. This enhances the quality of urban life in specific places, which is also a key aspect of sustainability in urban design. Future communication technology “Demand Response Transportation” is applied to the rational and efficient use of urban transportation resources. Along with the use of electric buses, it helps people use public transportation more comfortably to reduce personal carbon emissions and make urban travel more enjoyable. The increase in public transport ridership has enabled public transport projects to expand their services and cover a wider area, forming a virtuous circle between cities.
Communication Technology (ICT) https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/346866521
The above is the partial design of smart cities in solving ecological, technological and social challenges. I think that for developed and wealthy cities, what we need to pay attention to is the cost and efficiency consumed in the resource allocation process; while for developing cities, the rational allocation of resources is more critical. All in all, as a new generation of urban designers, we need to change traditional thinking and flexibly use high-tech such as big data, virtual reality and (ICT) communication in the design to help the city enter a new era of development.
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