During the previous 2 years of worldwide stress, dying and self-isolation attributable to the Covid pandemic, all people gave the impression to be on a lookout for serenity and calm. They might use the time to complete up on their studying or knitting. They might additionally take up different new hobbies or bask in TikTok.
While all this was occurring, the development of latest expertise didn’t cease.
As a mirrored image, earlier than the yr 2020, discuss was rife about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the way even robots would take over our jobs. There was purported to be an enormous office disruption and autonomous automobiles had been going to be commonplace in our future society.
Fast ahead now. The world is slowly going again to have a look at electrical automobiles and the constructing of extra charging infrastructure. The cause is straightforward. If folks discover it a problem to cost their electrical automobiles, the gross sales won’t hit the roof and the costs will probably be exorbitantly excessive – which interprets to much less purchases.
In this text, I’ll wish to take a distinct perspective. I hope to merge the idea of charging stations with environmental sustainability.
As extra international locations are attempting to advertise using electrical automobiles due to the perceived advantages to the setting, as a designer, I’ll wish to strongly suggest a examine of how the design of electrical charging stations may be considered as the brand new hangouts within the subsequent 10 years. I didn’t say this on a whim.
The essence of my suggestion is to assemble the charging stations in a round style and create an area the place motorists can mingle collectively. The designer can then put totally different merchandising machines and out of doors vegetation to offer extra serenity and calm to the world.
This round design may also incorporate a comfort retailer or a deli – which might show helpful if constructed inside a big condominium undertaking.
This is sort of a great and secret oasis that gives an identical results of “forest bathing” that helps nourishes the soul and heals the earth.
I really feel that considerate and sustainable structure may also help unfold psychological wellness and but be type to the setting. We should all the time discover new methods of “softening” the results of latest expertise as a result of we want not really feel that the pursuit of environmental sustainability and technological development needn’t be seen as binary decisions. Both can co-exist collectively as a center floor.
Of course the dream is to additional harness the facility of photo voltaic vitality to cost electrical automobiles however that will take just a little longer to attend.
I really feel that sustainable structure needs to be a lifestyle and by no means simply an after-thought.