“Can we create buildings that provide all of its own needs?”
Buildings are traditionally created with the assumption that all resources such as energy and water will be provided by an external source. But what if our area does not have such a privilege? Well, what if we to use our engineering mindset to make buildings that provide their own necessities, such as using onsite generation for electricity, recycling water systems, and even hydroponics for food? Well, this is the fundamental idea behind autonomous buildings and is an idea to be taken into great consideration for future architects and engineers.