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We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
With its sharp angles and its glass walls shimmering in the sunlight it looks like a piece of modern art.
But this innovative design is actually a blueprint for the city of the future – a giant glass pyramid that could house up to one million people.
The development, named the ‘Ziggurat‘, will be self sufficient and carbon neutral with power being supplied by wind turbines.
No cars will be allowed inside the 2.3 square kilometre building, with residents being whisked around by a monorail network which operates both horizontally and vertically.
Security in the city will be provided by biometrics with residents relying on facial recognition to enter their homes.
Dubai based designer Timelinks has already patented the design and technology incorporated into the project. They have also applied to the European Union for a grant to carry out more work on the project.
Ziggurat communities can be almost totally self-sufficient energy-wise. Apart from using steam power in the building we will also employ wind turbine technology to harness natural energy resources.
Ridas Matonis, managing director of Timelinks
(via Daily Mail)
Most likely dead, but if I’ll still be alive I’ll enjoy life skating and living in an igloo on Earth’s biggest island. Considering the fact that some scientists claim we’ve reach the arctic climate tipping point, this scenario is not so far from happening.