The Movable Village is a growing experiment for alternative modes of living enabled by communal sensibilities and technology. The objective of the village is to showcase experimental solutions and expand the way we engage with our built environment through the prioritisation of human autonomy, wellness and sustainability. Through test bedding, we are uncover synergies between various methods and technologies.
Affordable housing, building materials, sharing economy and zero marginal cost society
Housing cost can be reduced drastically by building technology, design and sharing economy / business models.
Affordable housing can be made available for everyone based on their needs and life stage.
Sharing economy, building technology and the future of work, live, play
Spaces and buildings will adapt and morph according to the resident’s needs, reducing unutilised spaces and increasing convenience.
Flexible housing is available based on the needs of the individual, family and community.
Movable and modularised
Modularised and movable units and rooms will be common denominators for the future city to keep the city updated and agile.
With non-flexible parts of the living environment minimised, cities have the agility to update and adapt to dynamic changes in society.
Future of commons and commons as an urban practice
The future of “public infrastructure” or “commons”, will take a different form with new technologies. Citizens will be empowered to unleash their potential and enhance their quality of life in working, living, playing, civic participation and city design.
Roles of the public commons will be shifted from supporting the basic infrastructure to enriching people’s lives.
Sustainable urban farming, local production and local consumption
In the future, localised urban agriculture will be widely adopted to cater for the growing demand for food.
Food self-sufficiency rate is more than 100%. Citizens understand that food security is not just a matter of the government as ingredients and food products will be produced at multi levels such as homes, communities, schools, offices and urban farms.
AI, robotics, customised manufacturing, knowledge economy
More people can be creators and makers through the technologies that democratises making and creating, unleashing entrepreneurship and innovation.
There will be a shift from mass production by large corporations to making things by ourselves and or on a local community basis.