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The year is 3010. Due to a population explosion, apartments have shrunk to the size of capsules. Interiors have become outlandish and uncomfortable. Your window? Tiny. Your balcony? It’s now part of the window. But that’s ok because evolution has phased out acrophobic and claustrophobic tenants. There are also no more three-toed sloths, but they were never that great anyway.
Presenting 22 futuristic apartments you need to see to believe.
Color is in; way in
You might be wondering where the television is. And the computer. Those two people are the television and computer. Yeah, humans have made some significant upgrades. The woman who looks like she’s crying? She just watched a Youtube video. We never evolve out of Youtube.
Picture me rollin’
Put those “house on a hill” dreams to rest and upgrade your renter’s insurance. You’re going down.
Apartments Go Mobile
In the future, people’s incessant need to always be moving will lead to movable apartments. Their answer will be the Metromorph, which turns into a balcony and scales the wall of your building. Subsequently, parking lots around the world will go out of business.
With space for two, the Metromorph has seats held by rotating arms and two giant doors that slide up and over the vehicle. If you’ve seen Minority Report, you’ve seen the Metromorph.
Taking the highrise to a whole new level
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Oh wait – no it’s the flying apartment system. Just don’t. open. the windows.
Look for this on PadMapper apartment listings in 2060.
Star Trek Becomes Reality
The perfect place to host a Trek party. The problem is that you also have to live there the rest of the year.
Windows get weird; apartments float
This apartment was clearly designed during “Take Your Son to Work Week.”
You said near the water. This apartment is in the water.
Can’t get more futuristic than white
iApartment 4.0 was almost a great success. Too bad you can’t touch the stove on the lower-left corner. Bumper and utilities extra.
This apartment looks amazing until you think about how many times the person who lives here bumps his or her head on that slanted ceiling above the bed. Or is that the couch?
You know the story about the dead person who was buried beneath the floorboards? Yeah, these people were a bit more careless.
It’s a laser-lounge.
In case you ever wanted your apartment to scream “I shop at Target.”
Sure, the interior resembles a 70s bachelor pad. But this Dubai apartment is as high-tech as you can get. It’s called, “The Pad” and it’s the world’s first cybertecture apartment tower. Each apartment will have a virtual reality projection wall linking it to locations worldwide. That means you can see the New York City skyline in real time without ever leaving your living room.
The Pad concept also includes iArt, which allows you to switch that Andy Warhol painting to a Monet in a matter of seconds. And you can rotate your lounge 360-degrees to change your view.
We predict that in the future, no one will ever leave their apartment. Why would they?
The Turning Torso
Welcome to the Turning Torso, a new apartment constructed in 2005 in Malmo Sweden. The name is….well, off-putting (who would want to live in a torso?), but the concept is super green and super cool. To save energy, this building features automatic LEDs, triggered by motion sensors.
There’s nothing like capsule livin’
Suddenly, your 500-square-foot studio doesn’t seem so small.
This apartment/office building, made out of shipping containers gives a new meaning to “humble abode.” The future of recycling is oh-so bright!
Someone really messed up a game of Tetris.
Penthouses in a Polygon
In the future, it’s no longer hip to be square. Apartments take on every shape. Imagine living in an octagon.
It’s transformer chic. Except it doesn’t transform. And you better hope your furniture sticks to the walls because that coffee table is going to slide.
In the future, you’ll have lots and lots of neighbors. Garantupartments become the norm. And living in a Lego is no longer a distant dream.
In 3010, apartments defy gravity. Eat it Newton!
Inspired by Pauly Shore’s epic film BioDome. Did we mention that the Urban Cactus is located in the cool, wet Netherlands? Nothing desert about it. Maybe that’s why it looks nothing like a cactus.