Saprophyte is a bizarre skyscraper structural design developed by architecture students based in Poland. The skyscraper design structure was created considering the futuristic theory that in the times to come such technology will emerge which will reduce the travel distance between workplace and home. The concept is a result of four genius architects, namely, Emilia Dekarz, Justyna Krupkowska, Karolina Czochańska and Paweł Dudko. This futuristic skyscraper is eco friendly.
Modern architecture suggests many shapes and sizes for the betterment of the existing construction practices. Many of these have found their way into the record books for their ingenuity and uniqueness. These marvels claim themselves to be futuristic and being generations ahead of their counterparts in terms of design and planning.
So, here are some Polish architecture students who are struck by a brainwave that have left the most imaginative architects of the world gasping.
Architecture in contemporary times has taken a big leap, initially beginning with crude shelters like huts and thereafter moving onto awe-striking buildings. Architects have creatively designed bizarre yet unique structures. These are exceptional architectural designs that have just bloomed out of extraordinary talent, which ultimately lend us a chance to stop and gape at.
Karolina Czochańska, Emilia Dekarz, Paweł Dudko and Justyna Krupkowska believe that the future lies in corporations retreating to the virtual world. It's a world, where communications reach a height to ask people not to commute from work. Now based on this thinking, let your imagination run riot. Imagine a giant, amorphous algae vine swallowing a traditional skyscraper. Now imagine living inside that growth. It is possible, say Polish architects.
Calling it the Saprophyte design, the students have combined biology and architecture – biomorphic architecture — and conceptualized a living mass that is much better than typical skyscraper structures. The transformable structure offers a myriad ways to shrink, grow, split, or change the existing setup in any way as desired by the residents. That’s not all. The bio mass is self-duplicating meaning new buildings effortlessly appear out of the original like flowers.
The students arrived upon the idea by studying bio-mimicry and asking themselves what they could learn from nature. They searched for an architectural idea that was both economical and effective and based on the principles of self-sufficiency and energy efficiency.
What about the sustainability of such a structure ? Well, the students have a very logical answer to give. Because the structure is an alga, a living plant, it will itself be able to harness all the positive attributes that come from plant processes. The building’s ‘skin’ will create its own green space, clean the air, store water and store electricity.