Designing the Future

Model of architectural experimental design center. Here, designers determine the most-effective architectural designs for a given area.

Model of architectural experimental design center. Here, designers determine the most-effective architectural designs for a given area.

The Venus Project offers a vision of a future society that is dedicated to human concern and environmental reclamation. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future. It proposes the redesign of our social institutions by applying the latest technologies to benefit everyone. The uniqueness of our is that it presents refreshing alternatives that are practical solutions our many problems.

The ultimate aim of The Venus Project is to ensure social and economic stability and enable everyone to participate in all aspects of the social spectrum and to have access to all of the amenities that a prosperous and innovative society can provide. With The Venus Project approach and our present technologies, we can practically eliminate war, poverty, hunger, deck, crime, etc.

How can all this be possible? Who will pay for this vast undertaking? There may not be enough money available to pay for the required changes, but there are certainly more than enough natural and technological resources.

The spaceship-like building will stay on the ground while helicopter transports residents.

The spaceship-like building will stay on the ground while helicopter transports residents.

Financial wealth is irrelevant to survival. The real value of any nation is it’s developed and potential resources and people who are working toward a more humane lifestyle and elimination of scarcity. This can be accomplished through the intelligent application of science and technology.

We will outgrow the need for money. In an economy based on the resources rather than money, we will make the necessities of life available to all. When education and resources are available, there would be no limit to the human potential. The measure of success will be the fulfillment of one’s life rather than the acquisition of wealth, property, and power. At present, we have enough material resources to provide a very high standard of living for everyone. By overcoming scarcity, most of the crimes and even prisons of today’s society could be eliminated.

The Cybernetic City

Circumferential arrangement of The Venus Project’s first circular city proposal. Sections shown: (a) central dome housing nervous system and other facilities; (b) surrounding domes for library, art, science centers, etc.; (c) apartments and design centers; (d) dining and recreation areas; (e) residential belt, with lakes and winding streams; (f) green sector for renewable energy production; (g) belt for growing organic foods; (h) waterway; and (i) outer perimeter with recreational areas.

Circumferential arrangement of The Venus Project’s first circular city proposal. Sections shown: (a) central dome housing nervous system and other facilities; (b) surrounding domes for library, art, science centers, etc.; (c) apartments and design centers; (d) dining and recreation areas; (e) residential belt, with lakes and winding streams; (f) green sector for renewable energy production; (g) belt for growing organic foods; (h) waterway; and (i) outer perimeter with recreational areas.

The Venus Project is a proposed city that would combine the most sophisticated utilization of available resources and construction techniques. It’s Jo matriculate elegant circular arrangement, surrounded by Parks and lovely gardens, is designed to operate with the minimum expenditure of energy to obtain the highest possible standards of living for everyone. The city would use the best of clean technology in harmony with nature.

The outer perimeter will be part of the recreational area. The waterway surrounds the agricultural belt with its transparent and close buildings. The eight green sectors will provide clean renewable sources of energy such as wind, thermal, solar, etc. The residential belt will be beautifully landscaped and feature lovely lakes and winding streams.

Adjacent to the residential district are the dining areas, wear a wide selection of healthy, organically grown food will be available. Next are the apartments and design centers. Surrounding the central dome are eight domes that house the library, science, art, music, research, exhibition, entertainment, and conference centers. These are fully equipped and available to everyone. The central dome or theme center houses the cyber needed system, educational facilities, shopping, communications, networking, and health center.

In our new city, the central dome will serve as the core for most transportation. Horizontal, vertical, and radial conveyors take one safely anywhere within the city. City to city transportation will be provided by monorail and electrically operated vehicles. Transcontinental travel will be achieved through advanced aircraft and high-speed maglev trains.

The buildings are designed to be simple, safe, and efficient:

  • The free-formed dome structures are virtually windproof and blend into the landscape.
  • Steel frames and concrete construction are impervious to termites and destruction by fire.
  • They are reinforced to withstand earth tremors.
  • Their shell construction can be mass produced in a matter of hours.
Satellite dish atop this model demonstrates the importance of high-tech linkage and control in the cybernated city of the future.

Satellite dish atop this model demonstrates the importance of high-tech linkage and control in the cybernated city of the future.

The homes will be gracefully contoured to blend in with the landscape. A wide range of innovative architecture will provide many choices for the occupants. The exterior surface of the homes will be thermally activated: The warmer it gets on the outside, the cooler it becomes on the inside. The homes will be prefabricated of a new type of reinforced concrete and other new materials, with an external coating that would be maintenance free and impervious to the weather. With this type of construction, there would be minimal damage from earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires.

Eventually, with applied total-design concepts, we could minimize the threat of floods and droughts. A series of canals and water-storage basins for flood locks could provide irrigation, transportation, and recreation and holdback flood waters for future needs. And, as with any massive construction initiative, the possible gains and negative effects will always be very carefully reviewed before each project is started.