In this day and age, we are all used to futuristic imagery even if we may not fully comprehend it. Movies, TV shows and books of the science fiction genre are mainly responsible for propagating a picture of what the future will look like. A key component of that supposed future is the different, creative, somewhat bizarre architecture of buildings and cities that majorly contributes to making us feel like the future will be very high tech. That specific category of design and architecture is referred to as futuristic design which has actually been around since the 1970’s, integrated slowly but steadily into the designs of buildings across the world. Architects in Pakistan are now increasingly looking into this category of architecture as well.
High Tech Architecture
One of the forms of futuristic architecture is high tech architecture which incorporates elements of technology into the design of buildings. Much like the Queen of Sheba when she entered Solomon’s palace and was struck by the illusion of standing over a flowing river, this type of design seeks to present visitors with clever, unexpected elements when they see a building or when they enter it. The focus of high tech architecture is to create adaptable buildings that can serve various purposes with minimum moderation required. Materials such as aluminium, steel, glass and a much smaller amount of concrete are used. These materials are utilized to create as much of an open, transparent space as possible to get rid of the mindset that office spaces need to be divided into small cubicles.
Using Angles to Create a Futuristic Look
An interesting feature of futurism in architecture is that it evokes a sense of fluidity, movement and change. As per architects in Pakistan, you can achieve this in multiple ways while designing your office space. One integral aspect to this that many people don’t take into account while generally thinking of designs is the employment of various angles. Sharp, protruding angles serve to create a dynamic shape of the building that will stand out from the other properties around it. Using glass to build around an angled structure will further serve to give your office a unique, postmodern look. Glass is one of the materials used to enhance the sense of modernity in any space due to its transparent as well as regal look in buildings.
Aiming for a Utopian Vision
Utopian media is rampant nowadays. In order to make your office space emanate positive vibes while playing around with designs based in futuristic architecture, a utopian vision needs to be kept in mind and aspired towards. According to architects in Pakistan, the best way to pursue this ideal image is to incorporate lighter or brighter colored materials into your structural designs. So, for example, instead of using dark glass to pane the outsides of your building which would give it a bleak, foreboding look, using transparent glass would have a much lighter effect on people who look at or enter the building. Similarly, instead of having bare exposed steel beams crisscrossing the roof of the building, you could instead have partially exposed steel beams as well as concrete blocks in the ceiling to lighten the effect.
Domes and Triangles
Utilizing various shapes is key to ensuring that the look of your project is very different from that of any other place in the vicinity. This is where your creativity can come into play. You could design your office to look like anything at all! Domes and petal shaped walls could achieve a flower effect. Depending on your budget, the size of your project and other practicalities, this effect could be scaled down to reflect your tastes. In sharp contrast to a flowerbud shaped structure, triangular shapes could be employed to create a pyramid look as has been done at the Louvre museum in Paris, where glass pyramids have been erected outside the main building of the museum.
Futuristic design inspires the child as well as the adult within us. For a child, the idea of soaring, space tech skyscrapers conjures up a sense of fantasy. For adults, the idea of working in such a space is equally wondrous. Therefore, designing and building an office by incorporating futuristic elements will be a phenomenal way to ensure that everyone is in awe of your new office space.