| Author: Safuan Fikri
| Tutors: A. Aiman, F. Hanim, Yatie A. Bakar
| UiTM Seri Iskandar, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
| Project Description:
By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the climate crisis?
Demographic changes will certainly be dramatic. Rockefeller University mathematical biologist Joel Cohen says it’s likely that by 2050 the majority of the people in the world will live in urban areas, and will have a significantly higher average age than people today.
According to Bill Mitchell, the late director of MIT’s Smart Cities research group, cities of the future won’t look like “some sort of science-fiction fantasy,” but it’s likely that “discreet, unobtrusive” technological advances and information overlays will change how we live in significant ways. Charles Ebinger, Director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution also thinks that by 2050 we will also have a so-called “smart grid” where all of our appliances are linked directly to energy distribution systems.
In 2017, Malaysians celebrate 60 years as an independent nation. From our humble and uncertain beginnings, we have grown and evolved significantly into a modern economy and society. Beginning with the era of the New Economic Policy (1971-1990), we stepped into the 2020 era (1991-2020). Now, we have to be ready to face the next 30 years. The world in 2050 will be much different from the world today – what will guide us to face this future?
Plot #27470 derived from the site’s lot number, it is also as the one and only building with its name with singularity, high-tech and futuristic approach in mind. The design explores the use of binaries as grid. 01100111 01110010 01101001 01100100 // G R I D. The grid of the design was generated from the use of binaries, as quoted by Bill Mitchell, the future will be discreet and unobtrusive. To provoke his sayings, every units of the three towers is placed indiscriminately so that the tenants of every units would feel like they are living out of the ordinary as every angle of every unit will have a different view. From the kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom.
Machine X is a power distribution system for the use of the lift platforms. The use of this machine is also as a networking device for the whole building as it connects to the largest satellite system in Genting Highlands, Malaysia located 500m from the site, underground. This machine also provides a reserved power system in case of emergency for the building to power up so that the lift platforms and all other services would not encounter any technical problem. Machine X also acts as a smart grid system where all of the appliances inside the building are linked directly. Machine X is the main grid system as it acts as the heart of the whole building. Super AI will be controlling the whole system as in 2050, we have reached the era of singularity, as predicted by Ray Kurzweil.