Famous Thai Architects – Openbox-group.com

The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic is drastically changing our livelihood. OPENBOX Architects, Thailand’s leading architect firm, believes that as we embrace the so-called “Next Normal,” this new lifestyle will remain with us for a long time. We shed light on how this Next Normal will influence urban lifestyles and to the City of the Future solutions.

According to us, solutions provided by the City of the Future could be a recipe for the success of today’s urban planning and design, aligning with the Next Normal. The solutions will respond to the radical change in lifestyle the pandemic has brought about, changes which may become permanent. These solutions will also help us survive an inevitable upcoming digital disruption, and they will support environmental sustainability. Famous Thai Architects

People have differing opinions about how to achieve the City of the Future, but we think these solutions will creatively reshape urban design through effective space management. The solutions also include the planning and design of buildings, spaces, and urban areas to meet the universal needs of all people. Additionally, the City of the Future will focus on the environment and on green spaces, enabling effective energy sharing among the inhabitants. Last, but not least, the City of the Future cannot be realized without two significant factors: means of transportation and innovative housing technology.

S – Space Efficiency: Offering the optimal efficiency in space management, this solution responds to the demands of modern living and renders a better quality of life for residents. For instance, the design of a high-rise building or condominium can resolve the challenges of limited livable space and resources, which can lead to efficient space management. By switching from horizontal houses to vertical buildings, people can preserve land for other needs, such as nature or commerce. High-rise building is a perfect solution for the COVID-19 era, as each family gets to stay on its own floor, receive enough sunlight, and isolate the direction of airflow and ventilation. As a result, residents feel safer from COVID-19 than if they lived in a horizontal habitat. Senior Living Design

E – Energy Sharing: This solution aims to build efficient energy sharing systems.  We know that residential condominiums consume more energy at night and less during the day. On the other hand, office buildings need the most energy during the day, using less at night. Each of these premises install their own energy savings systems, which, unfortunately, do not perform effectively and yield a large amount of excess power. This has inspired the idea of an “energy blockchain” or digital energy. This technology enables customers to concurrently consume energy and trade excess power with nearby buildings. Another approach is called “district cooling,” which centralizes the production of cooling and distributes it to communities including homes, office buildings, shopping malls, and condominiums. This provides efficiency advantages in energy consumption and reduces the use of unnecessary equipment.

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