Imagine looking up at the sky one day… and seeing a huge floating structure. Is it possible for this to ever happen? One project looks ahead to the future. The building that will float in the sky sounds like science fiction. However, one is already being thought of.
Building in space
Many architectural firms have ambitions with real estate in space. This particular project is from a New York studio. It designed a futuristic proposal that is undoubtedly among the most ambitious on the planet.
It is a floating skyscraper. And it would not only be catalogued as “the largest in the world”. It would also be the first building structure almost 50,000 kilometers above the Earth.
The work designed by Clouds AO has been named “Analemma Tower”. It would be connected to the orbiting asteroid by the use of high-strength cables. A Universal Orbital Support System (USOS) would in turn support the entire structure.
According to the firm’s website, the tower would be divided into sections. In the lowest and closest to the ground, there would be commercial offices, a gardening and agriculture sector. And in the middle section would be restaurants and shopping centers. The residential area would be in the upper zone. A sort of suspended “mini city”.
Of course, it is intended as a utopian experiment. But Clouds AO has some experience in this field. They are winners of a competition backed by NASA. It was to design a base on Mars with their idea of a building made of ice.
Analemma Tower designer Ostap Rudakevych spoke to CNN about his project. He said the tower could be made of durable and lightweight materials. For example, carbon fiber and aluminum. Its electrical power supply will rely on solar panels. A condensation filtering system in the clouds would provide drinking water. The building that will float in the sky has thought of everything.