2100: New York VR updates!

April 18, 2021

Check out the latest developments on 2100: A Dystopian Utopia VR project on our Brooklyn site. We are envisioning a world where every bit of the built environment has a role to play in safeguarding the city from storms, absorbing CO2, and generating renewable energy from a variety of innovative sources. The animations below show infrastructure and buildings designed to generate energy via algae facades, windbelts, solar glass, facade windmills, and piezoelectric sidewalks as well as sequestering carbon through trees, carbon capture technology, and rewilding the city. Can the city also be a forest? We think so! Thanks go out to Andrew Homick for the beautiful animations and Sandra Lyboun for sound!

Night view of infrastructure energy pods (wind/algae/solar) attached to the elevated train bridge during the rainy season.
Night view of the street with kinetic energy sidewalks, wind belts attached to the buildings, green walls, and algae energy street lighting
View of the vertical addition with mycelium bricks and green facade on top of existing buildings. We are envisioning the built environment will be recycled in some instances and have vertical additions and adaptive reuse in others.
Day view of the top of the mycelium vertical addition and infrastructure energy pods.