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Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future

Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future | scatol8® | Scoop.it

For many years, architects and city planners from around the world have been trying to create the green ideal: an entire city built to strict environmental standards- highly functional while still retaining aesthetic value.

 

Here’s a look at some green building and community design that caught our attention in recent months and may (or may not) become reality in the next several years. Their physical footprints may be large, but by using features such as wind power, solar, rainwater recycling and advanced air quality controls, their carbon footprints don't have to be...


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This is going beyond Mazdar in Dubai.  The reality is that we need to transform existing cities since starting from scratch is rare.  We need to retrofit cities more than build new ones, but still it is interesting.

Alexandre Pépin's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:31 AM

 

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A Jungle Gym for City Sidewalks

A Jungle Gym for City Sidewalks | scatol8® | Scoop.it
A knotty lattice of colorful play-tubes is an intriguing use of a public space.


They say the city is an urban jungle. But an urban jungle gym? A\V Studio‘s new design for a spunky tubular playground at the foot of Morphosis’ Cooper Union New Academic Building proposes just that. "CMYPlay" is a knotty lattice of colorful play-tubes embedded in the ground floor of the Morphosis building, with crawl spaces wrapped around slanting columns and each other in a dense social thicket "befitting of Manhattan." The fanciful design is an appealing gesture and an intriguing use of what is virtually empty space.


An entry to the 3Dimensional Front,"CMYPlay" creates an interactive space outside the Milavec Hakimi Gallery at 41 Cooper Square. A\V Studio’s proposal "thickens" the facade by rehabilitating the underskirt area as an active social space within the local city fabric.

Burrowing visitors will (quite literally) run into strangers and colleagues alike, while the tops of the tubes can be street furniture. The clash of color and use of plastic are a pointed contrast to the details and surfaces of the Morphosis building. Also, the tubes could be recycled and sent to various playgrounds and schools to be re-used...


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TshirtOS is web-connected, programmable, 100 percent cotton (video)

TshirtOS is web-connected, programmable, 100 percent cotton (video) | scatol8® | Scoop.it
An LED display, camera, microphone, speaker and accelerometer all packaged into a t-shirt and controlled via your smartphone?

 

The ultimate in geek fashion. I absolutlely need to have one!


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La mappa concettuale di Scatol8, download dalla terza edizione del libro

La mappa concettuale di Scatol8, download dalla terza edizione del libro | scatol8® | Scoop.it
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download "Scatol8: A Path To Sustainability", the Third Edition, from http://scatol8.net/?page_id=303 

You'll find the map there.

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Cities on Rails: Mobile Master Plan Turns Trains into Towns

Cities on Rails: Mobile Master Plan Turns Trains into Towns | scatol8® | Scoop.it

Modular thinking is brilliant and infectious, expanding and spreading from industrial-revolution technologies to three-dimensional printing... even to cities!


The Swedish architecture firm Jagnefalt Milton explores this issue in their daring and award-winning design of A Rolling Master Plan, conceived of as a way to utilize existing rail routes to shift entire towns – or even cities – worth of people and places.


Consider seasonal migrations, for instance: festivals, markets, concerts and other events that move throughout the year. What if they could take their architecture with them as they traveled? Then there are hotels, restaurants and other commercial functions that see demand change over time as well as by season. What if they could deploy rooms or eateries around a country at will? Sure, it is conceptual, but the real-life applications are astonishing once you start thinking about ways buildings could adapt if only they could move more freely...


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