Beijing is all set to see a high-tech sci-fi flat coming into existence in some years. The hovering structure (see the below image) in Beijing is not a UFO or spacecraft. It is a high-tech urban living space for modern times. Designed by architects Yaohua Wang, the $2 million house looks like a robotic dog. This bizarre structure can move on a hydraulic arm and it can be a unique home on air for a family.
Amazingly, the hydraulic arm makes use of the empty city space in air. Well, it revives a typology in housing in cities. Without consuming much footprint, it floats around a former industrial building in Beijing. Idea for such a dwelling originally sprung from architects impatience to design a conventional dwelling in the congested city.
The astonishing hanging flat can resist Beijing’s frequent earthquakes. The structure can keep its occupants secure from the devastating quakes. The house comprises of three bedrooms, one green room and a creative studio, the much required facility for a single family. However, it is still under design approval phase.
It will only come to reality by 2015 in the capital of China, say architects Yaohua Wang. It is a 500 square foot house and is looking for approval. It is indeed a revolutionary structure for a small family to live in. But the entire construction and installation should cost around $2 million. The design magnificently utilizes the empty areas in air in a city, nourishing up a new typology of independent housings in cities.