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Converted entry by Marina Gretsova

Wake Up in 2051 – Animation

Work in Progress for 2 animations, meant to imagine another way of living in 30 years from now

When instead of overpopulated and over poluted cities, supporting consumerism and enviroment deterioration people would live in low-density natural inhabitants

The modern technology like 5G or dron deliveries and taxies would keep peoples’ life as convinient as they are, while merge with nature will lower down the stress levels, improve well-being and self-awareness

Upcycled and recycable materials (recycled plastic, fabrics, wood) are applied whenever possible.

House holds and serving drons would be powered by solar or wind energy and 3D dimentional connection with friends and colleagues is provided through a hologram platfrom

Converted entry by Aristotle Gaddi

Apparently, when aeroplanes are put to rest, most of their parts are easily recycled. However, according to Noticias Arquitectura, the Fuselages are the only parts that are rarely reused, because “the cost of its demolition exceeds the profit of aluminium resale.” Boeing 727 and 737 are the best-selling commercial planes and therefore the most common fuselage types in these graveyards. The fuselage becomes the main subject of this project. It is insulated and furnished according to the environment and needs of the people. The internal subdivision generated by the existing floor joists is used to respond to functional needs: the upper section is used for inhabitation while the lower one houses are independent and for electrical, cabling and joints to make the Fuselages strong.

I decided to bring this project to the forest in the middle of Old Enugu-Onitsha Rd, Ngwo-Asaa, Nigeria. I want to show an Aeroplane graveyard and transform the place into something new and more livelihood. From an old, scary aeroplane graveyard to a village. The execution will need more technique of texturing, proper knowledge in creating a perfect environment. I want to show hope for this project that architecture is so important in anywhere part of the world.

Converted entry by Marina Gretsova

As for now, I just threw in ideas and general planning into both aparment versions.
The 2021 is meant to be a classical, modern aparment for two, design in the scandinavian / minimalistic manner.

The 2031 version, is an inspirational concept apartment for two, which is mean to resemble natural enviroments as much as possible yet be technically equiped for comfortable living: green wall, with some herbs for cooking, lots of natural light, massaging floor (benefitial for feet and back health), liftable bed, to release space for meditation and yoga, interactive 3D screen, for communicating with friends, watching content or creating the right ambience)

Additionally I would like to show through the windows views, that while 2021 aparment is located in the city, the 2031 is in the midst of nature, with drone deliveries and powerful internet keeping it connected to the global community

Please let me know what you think! I know its very raw and there are too much ideas, but that is part of creative process.

Feedback and suggestions very welcomed

If I fit into timeline, I would like to make a walk-through animation eventually