Debut architects Emeco have created a new concept for how people will walk in future buildings. The “Walkway concept” draws upon the concept of stairs in architecture, and illustrates what could be possible on a pedestrian-only level in future buildings. When there are no stairs, the walls “come to life” with ivy and trees. The “Pathway” element of the Walkway concept can be hidden behind doorways and display information about the building.
Emeco was founded in 1991 by Carlo Ratti in Milan. According to its website, it has “developed commercial building systems which are connected to the city ecology, reducing their energy consumption, increasing their natural resistance and incorporating environmental understanding at the detail level.” Ratti has been a strong advocate of better pedestrianization of cities and cites Denmark as a country that has a clear blueprint for such a system.
Eco-buildings are made from semi-enclosed passive solar modules that heat and cool buildings with the external environment, and can be rolled or can be removed. Apart from how these works of architecture look, you can do some foot-tracking on Emeco’s website, which will help you understand more about the process.