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The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects

The High Line Effect: Top 10 Urban Transformation Projects | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS |

Given the environmental straits we find ourselves in at present, architects and policy makers have to rethink our strategy of how to shape the city, buildings, and urban space alike.


This entails that we refrain from the tabula rasa strategies of the past and make do with the standing infrastructure that we already have. Preserving and rehabilitating the aging steel relics of our global cities has proven an ingenious way of saving energy, while enabling newer methods of architectural planning. Projects such as the High Line have kickstarted a new age of urban regeneration—for good or ill—with initiatives from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia attempting to replicate its success on their own turf.


When it comes to urban transformation, size does not matter, per se. The subtleties of thoughtful urban projects shine through at every level, and sometime outperform their more ostentatious contemporaries. The best projects spur new occupation and lively places...

Via Lauren Moss
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Examples of creative answers for urban design at this site.

Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 30, 2012 8:51 PM

Examples of urban transformation across the globe, from public parks to rehabilitation projects, with links provided for further research and investigation...

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 31, 2012 4:35 AM

Transformation Projects and City Design : this is possible the most amazing job to do for the next decade. Who would not change everything to get into a

project that changes peoples lives?


I love this. Be aware of the gainijng power of this as a upcoming trend for the next years.


Pedro Barbosa | |

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Kuala Lumpur’s Iconic Sustainable Tower

Kuala Lumpur’s  Iconic Sustainable Tower | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS |

Sitting within a short distance of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the future Datum Jelatek development is set to become the most iconic tower in Malaysia.


The new retail and residential development will host a range of sustainable features, and recently won the Most Iconic Design of the Year at the 2012 Malaysian Reserve Editor’s Choice Awards. Located in Jalan Ampang, the project consists of four residential towers- four retail towers and one level of office suites. The concept  to embody ‘Infinite Living – The Point of Life,’ tying in with the prediction that it will be awarded a Green Building Index Platinum certification.

The design incorporates a curvilinear balcony, providing shade at the interior spaces, while the extensive landscaping will limit solar radiation and heat gain. Water features, such as the rainwater harvesting system, will reuse and store water for the needs of the irrigation system.

Each of the towers will be topped by a Sky Garden and all will be connected by the Sky Bridge, Malaysia's first of its kind, serving as a means of connection and site for outdoor activities.

Via Lauren Moss
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