Many still think that when it comes to skyscrapers, higher is always better. But Google is taking a very different approach with its London headquarters, and others can follow in their footsteps. Instead of touching the clouds, the headquarters of the search giant will have only 11 floors when it is complete, but it will have a length of more than 1000 feet.
The $ 1 billion structure will have one million square feet of space and will house 7,000 employees. The architects Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios called the unusual "landscraper" design.
While this will be the first rake, it is believed that the effects of climate change combined with the advancement of technologies could cause more companies to choose to use the design.
"Landscrapers will create completely new urban footprints" that we have not yet seen in the US And that could make life easier and more realistic, "said futurist Amy Webb in a report published by What The Future Housing.
Webb added that migration from denser states like New York to cities with underdeveloped lands like Austin, Texas, landscapers will thrive in these areas, which have more space to build large structures,
Webb also points out the advances in wireless technology that will make it easier to travel through of these buildings in Willy Wonka style elevators that move both vertically and horizontally, and the low heights of landscapers and large roofs make them ideal for drones, an area where more companies are focusing. that land on the roof of the Google headquarters will have to monitor the solar panels, which provide a combined annual output of almost 20MWh.
 "Buildings could be built to be longer and shorter, and drones could buzz overhead, delivering goods and providing services," Webb added. "We are going to have more things flying overhead, the challenge is that the airspace is not regulated, but it will end up being regulated, we will have invisible roads in the sky."
Construction is scheduled to begin at Google's London headquarters next year.
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