CAMPING 2.0 – AN IDEA FOR LIVING IN THE CITIES OF THE FUTURE
2030, the world population has grown by 1 billion compared to today; about 70% of them live in the city; the machines were replaced almost all by more ecological and economic public transport and the work changed radically, which strongly encouraged the introduction of universal minimum income.
These data refer to a future that is no longer distant, but is increasingly becoming a consolidated reality. Cities change so fast that we do not even notice its changes.
These data refer to a future that is no longer distant, but is increasingly becoming a consolidated reality. Cities change so fast that we don’t even notice its changes.
The increase in poverty, the great economic gap between the social classes, the sudden wave of immigrants arriving from the countries in crisis, the lack of work, the waste of resources… a silent revolution is underway, but we’re still struggling to understand it.
And architecture, which has always been the mirror of our society, is in an unhealthy condition, looking for stimuli that go beyond its main purpose: give shelter to man and help him survive.
The future will be more environmentally friendly, many cities in northern Europe are already abandoning cars in favor of electric vehicles or bicycles.
And it will be the disappearance of the machines that could represent a turning point in the future of the urban transformations, creating new gaps to work on: parking lots.
Cities need space to not stop their growth and parkings are a real resource where we can study new housing formulas that embrace any social class, from the needy to young people who dream of living in their favorite city.
The project anticipating what could be the city of the future: more multi-ethnic, faster, more in need of services but above all more in need of space.
Spread across the city, these small houses occupy a very small space and representing a real “camping 2.0”, where everyone will have the opportunity to find a shelter and have access to essential amenities.
It’s a project that is also born in reference to the introduction of universal income, which will transform not only the work but also the lives of people who will no longer be so bound by their profession but will have more freedom (universal income is understood as participation income – see Tony Atkinson -, which is given only in case of active participation inside community).
We could say that the INSTANT CITY of the Archigram and the NAKED CITY by Guy Debord is no longer just an idea, but now it can be realized.
Specifically, the houses are scattered within the city in a non-random way: each of them is always close to a supermarket, which allows anyone to get their own food and eat in company or alone. In addition there’s another building that will contain toilets and other various support spaces.
There is no time limit to employment and it’s possible to leave it at anytime, the important thing is that those who benefit contribute to the general well-being of the community (also encouraged by the previously mentioned participation income).
The project is entirely realized with a dry technology and is mainly composed of:
– an equipped platform equipped with a table, a bed and a retractable drawer system;
– a mechanized system that raises the main beam with the support tubes and the outer covering. The mechanical system works electronically thanks to the feeding of a turret placed at the corner of the platform, which also acts as a battery charger in case the occupation moves with an electric machine and as a power supply for heating and lighting. In the event of a malfunction, the structure can also be lifted manually, using the same starting mechanism.
Being built completely with dry technology, maintenance and replacement of damaged parts takes place in a very short time and with a reduced economic expense, avoiding long waits or bad feelings from inhabitants.
Its simplicity and practicality also allows it to be moved in case of emergency, becoming in effect a first aid structure in case of fires, floods or earthquakes.