A Chinese Eco-City, Built In The Middle Of A Farm. Over the next 12 years, the Chinese government plans to move 250 million people from farms and villages to newly built cities.
At the same time, some city dwellers are starting to escape back to the countryside, fed up with certain aspects of city life, like air pollution in Beijing that some scientists are now comparing to nuclear winter. A new development in Kunming hopes to offer a little of both urban and rural life: Sustainable buildings are built in the middle of a functioning farm. The “Flavours Orchard” project, designed by French architect Vincent Callebaut near the city of Kunming in southwest China, will be built on 22 acres of former industrial wasteland. It’s a way for China to “slow down the massive rural exodus it suffers by the creation of new urban prototypes mixing all the advantages of the city and the countryside,” Callebaut writes on his website.
Le plus grand gratte-ciel vert au monde? Une tour résidentielle de 46 étages, actuellement en projet au Sri Lanka, se présente comme le plus grand "jardin vertical" au monde.
Conçue par la firme d’architectes Milroy Perera Associates, la Tour Clearpoint, qui devrait être terminée à la fin de 2015, vise en effet devenir le plus grand jardin résidentiel vertical et le premier gratte-ciel durable au pays. Les plantes, en plus de leur apport esthétique, agiront comme des "éponges" sonores et thermiques, en plus de purifier l’air et de créer de l’ombre. Une vision pour un auto-Reliant New York. “In an era of incompetent nation states and predatory transnationals, we must ratchet up local self-reliance, and the most logical increment of organisation (and resistance) is the city.”
This is how Michael Sorkin, writing in Aeon Magazine, explains his hypothetical plan to radically change the landscape of New York City, bringing a green landscape and urban farming into the former concrete jungle. The plan, called “New York City (Steady) State”, produced over six years by Sorkin’s Terreform, is not designed simply for aesthetic pleasure; it’s not even an attempt to make the city more sustainable (although sustainability is the key motivation behind the project).
The project is in fact a “thought-experiment” to design a version of New York that is completely self reliant, creating its own food, energy and everything else within its own borders. Read on after the break to find out how New York could achieve self-reliance Aerial view of the South Bronx and Manhattan, Master Plan B. La première forêt résidentielle du monde pousse à Milan.
Green8 twisted skyscraper by Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus. Architects Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus have unveiled a conceptual skyscraper for Berlin with a twisted figure-of-eight structure that curves around elevated gardens and is held up by cables.
Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus, who are both based in Berlin, developed the design to contribute to a new masterplan being put together for the eastern quarter of the city. "The state of society in the twenty-first century requires that we develop new visions for living in densely populated inner cities," Preibisz told Dezeen. A Lush Living Wall Skirts Aedas' New Composite Building in Hong Kong. Instead of designing a swanky tower in an overcrowded neighborhood in Hong Kong, international architecture firm Aedas opted to create an apartment building that reinterprets Hong-Kong’s traditional architecture.
Located in the Mongkok District, which has a population density of 130,000 people per square kilometer, the new tower features a lush living wall that enhances quality of life in the neighborhood. The architects decided to add greenery at the pedestrian level with a green wall that will seemingly protrude from the solid façade of the podium and link the building to the historical cityscape. Structures from the post-war years, with illegal balconies and improvised gardens, are reinterpreted in a modern way “using irregular protrusions to create unobstructed views for each apartment.”
The building transforms the area and gives it a green urban backdrop, while providing its inhabitants with small, but functional living spaces and great views of the city. « Dans l’avenir, il n’y aura plus d’immeubles tertiaires sans une réflexion préalable spécifique sur la végétalisation » - Immobilier. Harbin Twin Towers Proposal / spatial practice. Designed by spatial practice, their proposal for the Harbin High Speed Railway (HSR) west train station Twin Towers. is an iconic project set to include office spaces, residential apartments, retail spaces and a hyper link to a new underground infra-structural hub.
With China having the world’s longest High Speed Rail (HSR) network that connects the entire country from north to south and from east to west, the new West Train Station in Harbin will become the northern China gateway connecting to China’s major cities with daily high-speed links to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou. More images and architects’ description after the break. Integration Harbin West Station is a transportation hub linked with the high-speed train station, Subway and Bus Station.The Kaishengyuan Towers take full advantage of sitting on a transportation hub not only connected to main cities in China but hyper-connected to Harbin City main infrastructure. Identity. Meghna Residence by Shatotto Architects. By Eric • Oct 6, 2011 • Selected Work Dhaka-based studio Shatotto Architects has completed the Meghna Residence project in 2005.
This 20,000 square foot contemporary house is located in Dhanmondi, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Meghna Residence by Shatotto Architects: “Living in delta: Due to lack of a proper master plan, construction rules and awareness, Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world has become a city of urban mayhem.
‘Sky Village’ Wins Competition for New Building in Copenhagen. The municipality of Rødovre, an independent municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark, announced today MVRDV and co-architect ADEPT winner of the design competition of the Rødovre Skyscraper.
The 116 meter tall tower accommodates apartments, a hotel, retail and offices. A public park and a plaza are also part of the privately funded scheme. The new skyscraper with a total surface of 21,688m2 will be located at Roskildevej, a major artery East of the centre of Copenhagen. 18 Kowloon East by Aedas. Vent Vert by Edward Suzuki Associates. Green Cast by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a small building in Odawara, a city located in western Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Completed in 2011, this 11,000 square foot building is characterized by its striking facade of pixelated aluminum planters. Green Cast by Kengo Kuma and Associates: “The façade of the building is covered with planters made of aluminum die-cast panels, which provides space for facilities. The 3 (up to 6) aluminum panels, which also form planters, are made in monoblock casting. Culture Forest / Unsangdong Architects ~ DesignDaily. Courtesy of Unsangdong Architects Unsangdong Architects shared with us their 1st prize winning project “Culture Forest”, a Culture & Art Center located in SeongDong-gu, Republic of Korea.
The project is expected to be completed next year. More images and architect’s description after the break. Forest lets us experience nature, heals our soul and mind, and makes us dream of a new future. In a forest, natural substances such as air, trees, water, soil and wind do not exist separately. Le premier-immeuble forêt du monde - Maisons Nature Bois. C’est dans le centre-ville de Milan en Italie qu’est né le premier immeuble forêt du monde.
What is green architecture? Minimalisti.com The green architecture, or the so called durable construction, has the goal of using nature in a better way, without harming it. The green architecture building has its own cycle of life, which encompasses everything – from a rough construction to the smallest detail, following the laws of comfort and rationality. The so called passive houses are like living creatures. They are oxygen-powered. Upon taking in air, they process it, releasing the used polluted air on the outside, thus keeping the temperature in the place steady and disallowing the formation of moisture in the process. The green architecture building is composed of natural materials, it has big windows, so that natural light can get in easier, and it uses photoelectric cells and sun batteries. The roof of the house is usually the most thermally entrusted part of the building.
B. Ecological architecture by A-lab at Økern, Oslo, Norway. Eco Cube // click image to enlarge A-lab is working on a design proposal for an eco-cube for the UNION group. OFF architecture: logements anglet in france. Nov 22, 2011 OFF architecture: logements anglet in france ‘logements anglet’ by OFF architecture + duncan lewis SCAPE architecture, anglets, france all images courtesy of OFF architecture paris-based OFF architecture in association with duncan lewis SCAPE architecture have proposed ‘logements anglet’, a social housing block placed upon two adjacent sites in anglet, france. blanketed with a layer of lush vegetation, the volumes are generated by a pair of axes which denote the form and function of the various buildings. considering access points into the complex from the surrounding context, the structures separate or lift from the ground creating pathways and tunnels into the large central garden dividing the property. emerging from the earth, the native flora and fauna become the dominant visual building material, concealing the conventional concrete and masonry construction beneath it. south perspective from the rue jouanicot roof terrace.
Matteo Cainer architectes: Pusan opéra. Dec 21, 2011 matteo cainer architects: busan opera house. Des Tours jumelles futuristes pour la ville de Séoul. Ma yansong / MAD architects: shan shui city at designboom conversation. Dec 11, 2012 ma yansong / MAD architects: shan shui city at designboom conversation ‘shan-shui city’ by ma yansong, guiyang, chinaall images © MAD architects for the second consecutive year designboom hosted an architectural conversation during the 2012 beijing design week entitled ‘future cities’ held at UCCA (ullens center for contemporary art) in beijing, china. the speakers for the event included ma yansong (MAD architects), birgit lohmann (designboom), minsuk cho (mass studies), wang hui (urbanus) and ole bouman (NAi). Will future architecture do more than just provide living and working space?
The way buildings are designed can make a huge impact in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprints. While the concept of green buildings isn’t new, it is only now that people are giving it serious thought. Making use of nature’s alternative sources of fuel through the utilization of solar, wind and tidal energy, waste management as well as increasing vegetation by constructing green roofs and rain gardens are just some of the methods used to help a building achieve green status.
The ultimate goal is to be able to harvest more energy than is consumed, where the excess can be rolled back to a grid for future use. Water, which is a growing scarcity, can also be better conserved as waste water management is employed. NL architects: super market sanya lake park. Apr 30, 2013. Les immeubles végétalisés autour du jardin Biopark (Paris 13e)
Dotés de grilles le long de leurs façades et de grandes jardinières, ces immeubles contemporains ont été pensés pour accueillir des plantes grimpantes à tous les étages. Architecture et urbanisme : Sur la route des "utopies réalisées" en région lyonnaise. A l’heure dite, la porte cochère s’est refermée. Une poignée de secondes de retard n’y ont rien fait. Centro cultural Taichung. Hotel do Frade. Vale - Sede da empresa de mineração. Porto Olímpico. Hotel ST. Agence d'architectes MVRDV imagine une tour décomposée à Jakarta. MAD Architects Call Their Project an "Urban Forest" Housing Units in Nantes Winning Proposal / Hamonic + Masson. Architecture by me: The most ancient "green" roof!-Lucca,Tuscany, Italy. Des nouveaux logements à Marseille par Jean Nouvel. New york breathing machine superskyscraper by IAD.
Peruri 88 by MVRDV, Jerde and Arup for Jakarta. The Evolution of Green Building. Thomas heatherwick learning hub. Des Tours jumelles futuristes pour la ville de Séoul. Quand Paris se réchauffe de 2°C. Art Structures In the Works To Revitalize Buffalo. Vert à tous les étages. Architecture urbaine ENTREPRISE. WOHA Architect's Amazingly Green Park Royal Hotel. La Tower Flower ~ Invisible Paris. Architectural Membrane for New York when Sea Level Rises. Green architecture projects to ensure sustainable lifestyle. Congrès mondial des bâtiments végétalisés, à Nantes du 9 au 13 septembre 2013.
‘shan-shui city’ by ma yansong, guiyang, china — Architecture. Thomas heatherwick learning hub. Architecture insolite : découvrez l'oeuvre de l'autrichien Hundertwasser, inspirée de Gaudi. Are architects going overboard with the trees on buildings? Crystal Gardens Tower: A Vertical Street Featuring Community Gardens On Every Sixth Floor Crystal Gardens - Gallery Page 10. Montagne Band-Aid-eVolo. Des nouveaux logements à Marseille par Jean Nouvel. Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei. Tree-Lined Apartments - Tour Vegetale de Nantes Has an Organic Shape and Purpose.
Marsh-Like Architecture - The Busan Camellian Opera House is Inspired by the Camellia Flower. Floating Forest Architecture - The Sea Tree Hopes to Protect Nature From Rapid Urbanization. Climbing Honeycomb Agriculture - The Prague Vertical Farm is a Sustainable City Skyscraper. Bridging Eco Condominiums - Off Architecture Solar Park South Wins for Green Infrastructure. Floating Eco Villages - ‘Coral Reef’ by Vincent Callebaut Is A Sustainable Haitian Parad. Honeycomb Agricultural Architecture - The London Tower Farm Aims to Feed its Inhabitants. Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei. Pavillon de terrasses de rêve par H & P architectes. Riqualificare verde: il Biopark di Parigi. Architetto Luciano Pia » 2009-2011 – 25 verde. HavvAda Island, Turkey by Studio Dror. Urbanisme et Fusion Organique.
Durable tour. Tena Tower Complex à Ouaga 2000 : Rêve architectural ou « vanité commerciale » ? (1/2) - leFaso.net, l'actualité au Burkina Faso. Dom Aquitectura Unveils Green Master Plan to Clean Air and Reduce Pollution in Huizhou, China. World Building of the Year winner announced. Architectural Membrane for New York when Sea Level Rises. Green Architecture Takes Big Leap With Milan’s “Vertical Forest” A Green Mountain of Housing Cubes from BIG. Green Roof Design: 10 Stunning, Sustainable Works of Architecture. Mogren Garden.
Agence d'architectes MVRDV imagine une tour décomposée à Jakarta. Agence d'architectes MVRDV imagine une tour décomposée à Jakarta. Vo Trong Nghia Architects — Stacking Green. High-rises from paradise. Edilizia sostenibile, accordo tra UNI e ITACA. Bioarchitettura: materiali e impianti. Huertos urbanos produccion comercial azoteas. NL architects: super market sanya lake park. 18 Kowloon East / Aedas. Architects Imagine a Utopian Paris in 2100, a Little Warmer and a Whole Lot Greener. MAD Architects Call Their Project an "Urban Forest"
Construction Begins On Shanghai Groundscraper-Hotel.
Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) by Boeri Studio. Are architects going overboard with the trees on buildings? Ça vous dirait de voir la première forêt verticale du monde? Milan, future ville verte ? - Architecture. Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World's First Vertical Forest. Are architects going overboard with the trees on buildings? Le Bosco Verticale accueille ses premiers arbres. BOSCO VERTICALE « stefano boeri.