The idea of building in a future proof manner stems from the idea of allowing it to withstand both deterioration, and allow for constant changes as
technological advances are created into the future. Future Proofing means accommodating the shocks of changes that will follow in the future, preventing
the building from becoming undesirable or obsolete.
This concept can aptly be summed up and understood in a few condensed principles, explained as follows.
This structure should do no harm, and not promote deterioration. While it is only natural for all materials to decay, the process used here should not encourage this,
and should accommodate for the remedy of it.
Structures which incorporate future proof principles will always promote flexibility and adaptability. It should adapt to the environment, to the purposes it serves and its uses,
the needs of the user as well as any possible technological advances in the future.
The building should have an extended life and aim to withstand more than it otherwise would have.
Naturally the above would translate into being extremely weather resistant as well as being able to survive shortages of materials or energy.
Reduce the likelihood of the structure becoming obsolete by evaluating rising trends, this will need to be done on a regular basis to ensure that the building will be able to accommodate these changes.
Sourcing both local labour and local products and materials will help to ensure that they will be easy to find in the future for replacements or upgrades, as well as benefitting the local economy.