Elevation also addresses the role of drones in construction processes: how drones have already been used to experimentally build bridges of rope and other materials (in complicated aerial dances that a team of people could not perform) or even how some can lift bricks. and build a construction piece by piece. A key word in all of this is precision: they are not only capable of executing the job with extreme finesse; They can also check that the jobs that other robots or people do fit the blueprints and are properly sized.
Regarding the buildings of the future, the architects explain how, in the same way that the arrival of the car or the subway in cities meant a rethinking of structures, the same will happen with drones. It will be important to have roofs and balconies enabled so that they can easily access and there are even those who propose complete buildings as “drone parkings” in which they can recharge and act as activity concentrators – especially when the “taxi-drones” with the capacity to transport passengers become common. Some small towns far from civilization might even prioritize drone-friendly constructions if they are more practical and cheaper than building conventional roads.
Naturally, there are also those who are studying other aspects of what this coexistence of people and drones will be like in the cities of the future: issues about privacy, noise or security, which will have to be defined more clearly because they concern people. While all this comes along – and depending on what one, five or perhaps ten or twenty years can go by – what better way than to quickly catch up with a look at this documentary, which also has excellent production quality.
The Skyshelter.zip folding tower is the conceptual idea of Polish architects Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa and Piotr Pańczyk. This design recently won the eVolo Skyscraper Competition award organized by the architecture magazine eVolo.
Skyshelter.zip is designed as a multi-story, high-capacity shelter for areas affected by disasters and natural disasters. Its tower-shaped design reduces the land area 30 times compared to the use of conventional shelters and for the same number of people. According to its designers, this has the advantage that the land to be cleared before starting the construction of the refugee camp is much less.