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The Kardashev Scale identifies Type I through TYPE VII levels of civilization based on energy consumption, technological advancement, and extension of energies. It is anticipated that Type I civilization will be realized by 2120. TYPE II presumes a level of advancement allowing for massive constructs and optimal efficiency in the harness of energy, powered by stars.
Titled TYPE II, this design is an abstract composition portraying innovative advancements in technology with the ideal of reaching interstellar civilization in the next few millennia. It celebrates how far we’ve come, relates to understanding the relevance of our humanly impacts, and reminds us that commitment to building an extraordinary future rests in our hands.
TYPE II’s design is inspired by megastructures that form autonomously during Type II civilization to collect star power. To impart cutting-edge urban identity, the design mixes transparency and sustainability as it spans the project site by ‘floating’ in the space. An exciting combination of the most advanced technologies, Type II is profoundly interactive.
Visitors of TYPE II gain awareness of the connection between humanity, innovation, and the universe we live in. Experience breathing the purest air in the world in the structure’s epicenter through the use of already developed technology. Activate TYPE II’s orbital paths by impacting the surface with every running step—resulting in generation of electricity that can be used for wireless charging of future technologies, making Type II the largest public device to provide free power to visitors. Modern, resourceful strategies of TYPE II will delve into delicate restoration, enlivenment, and protection of riparian areas, ensuring vibrant sustenance of indigenous botany and wildlife.
A living, self-contained superstructure of light, TYPE II is energized by sun power in a performance of daytime absorption becoming nighttime illumination. Watch organic patterns form on the surface from microorganisms embedded in its skin membrane, evident through a glow that transverses across as it reacts to natural forces [wind velocity, rainfall]. Special sensors detect flight path and aircraft timing, harmonizing the structure’s luminance in a spectacular visual display of artificial intelligence blended with Type II’s technology.
An abstract composition depicting the goal toward harness of energy from stars in future millennia, TYPE II is a world-class iconic landmark that implores and inspires engagement with the future of an innovative civilization.
Architectural self-contained superstructure that automatically charges during daytime and glows at nighttime to create an iconic experience. A true landmark that will act as a constant reminder that the future of civilization is in our hands.
BIOTECH LIVING STRUCTURE
Lighting patterns will form via microorganisms embedded into the structure’s membrane, making it glow upon immediate reaction to natural forces such as wind velocity and rainfall.
100% SMOG-FREE INTERNAL PLAZA
Implementation of developed technology to intake external air, clean it, and output it into the structure’s epicenter, allowing visitors to experience breathing the purest air in the world.
AI SENSORY SKIN
Project is located over San Jose International Airport’s flight path. Sensors will be positioned all around the structure to reduce/increase intensity of lighting when aircraft pass through the space to take-off or land, harmonizing the structure’s luminescence in a spectacular visual display of artificial intelligence blending with the project’s technology.
INTERACTIVE ORBITAL PATHS
Activate the structure’s orbital paths by impacting the surface with every running step—resulting in generation of electricity that can be used for wireless charging of future technologies, making Type II the largest public device to provide free power to visitors. Creates awareness of the importance of constant interaction between humanity and modern technology.