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A Concept Twin-Tower Skyscraper In Hong Kong

A Concept Twin-Tower Skyscraper In Hong Kong | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

Mexican design firm Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti has designed and developed an ambitious concept that reimagines skyscrapers. 
The concept is 92-stories-high and consists of two parts—for housing and for commerce, linked by bridges. The architects also have an unusual plan to install rice paddies on the roof. 
One of the architects, Adrian Cachoua Oropeza explained that “the farming on the top of the building is an important symbolic gesture as well as an environmental one,” as rice is a staple in Asian countries.
This idea was submitted for the 2014 World Architecture Festival


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Norm Miller's curator insight, August 27, 4:15 PM

It's another integration of nature with design but the building looks  a little more like King Kong than Hong Kong

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The World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape

The World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

The World Green Center in Chile aims to maximize the amount of public spaces through sustainable design.


The LEED-pending project in Chile has a sprawling green roof designed by Santiago-based cCe Arquitectos. More than 72% of the ground surface is utilized as green space and the completely landscaped roof is covered with shaded terraces and gardens that reduce the heat island effect. Passive design is incorporated within the façade, which reduces solar radiation and minimizes the energy used for air conditioning.

A VRV climate control system is designed to save up to 40% of the total energy compared to traditional office buildings in Santiago. Focusing specifically on the worker activity, the architects made sure each part of the work day is improved through a connection to nature – from a meeting room to an outdoors lunch break.


Read more and find additional photos at the article link.


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Immotopic's curator insight, July 26, 2013 2:50 AM

Future is green ;-)

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Sustainable Architecture: The International Style of the 21st Century

Sustainable Architecture: The International Style of the 21st Century | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

For more than a century what we know of as Modern Architecture has spread and flourished in every corner of the globe. Though the term International Style was not popularized until the 1930s architects the world over had been discovering the ways in which modern technologies and materials made possible by the industrial age could be put to use in the art of building since well before the turn of the last century. Starting with such great architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Philip Johnson, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Modern movement in architecture was, and is still, an expression of man’s conquest over his environment; his ability to place the exact same building in any city on any continent anywhere in the world and have it function, look, and feel the exact same. It was the homogenization of architecture, and it was a great fault in human history.


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Mark Warren's curator insight, December 16, 2012 10:28 AM
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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:32 PM

This article gave me an idea for a design task activity consisting of making your own sustainable building. If I were to ever create this activity I'd probably find an old building in the city that was going to be knocked down and create a story that the students had to design the replacement. I'd give criteria based around sustainable practices as well as what functions the building must have. The main focus I'd give them would be that the building needs to meet the needs of the residents without compromising future generations. From this resource I would take the three Ps mention - Purpose (does it fulfill the purpose for which it was designed), Physical (does it achieve the physical requirements given) and Pleasing (does it look good). If I really wanted to extend this task I could create a budget for the building in which the students would have to manage during its creation. I'd definitely do this as a group task because collaboration between students always generates more ideas.

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L’architecture vernaculaire pour un développement urbain durable

L’architecture vernaculaire pour un développement urbain durable | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

Qu’appelez-vous le bâti vernaculaire urbain ?


L’expression désigne, depuis les années 1980, une architecture conçue en harmonie avec son environnement, en rapport avec l’aire géographique qui lui est propre, son terroir et ses habitants. Ce type de bâti naît du sol et des ressources de la région où il se développe et sa conception prend en compte l’ensemble des contraintes locales. Il présente donc une bonne résistance à l’égard des risques naturels de la région. Cette inscription territoriale s’exerce également au niveau social. Les acteurs locaux sont impliqués, ce qui génère des démarches de concertation et un certain renforcement du rapport identitaire entre les habitants et le territoire.

 


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[VIDEO] 3D city models - automated processes

To enable as many cities as possible to have their own 3D city model, the specialists from 3D Reality Maps, perfected the next generation of high resolution 3D landscape models, and the technology for 3D modeling of cities.

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De Rotterdam: OMA Completes Mixed-Use 'Vertical City'

De Rotterdam: OMA Completes Mixed-Use 'Vertical City' | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

OMA today marks the completion of De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas. The three stacked and interconnecting towers rise 44 floors to a height of 150 meters and span a width of over 100 meters. Nevertheless, the building is exceptionally compact, with a mix of programs organized into distinct but overlapping blocks of commercial office space, residential apartments, hotel and conference facilities, restaurants and cafes. 


“Efficiency has been a central design parameter from day one. The extreme market forces at play throughout the course of the project, far from being a design constraint, have in fact reinforced our original concept. The result is a dense, vibrant building for the city.”


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Cat Perrin's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:09 AM

Sustainable architecture, and sustainable constructions, and sustainable trading. Everything should be thought on a sustainable point of vue.

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Les nouveaux projets iconoclastes des architectes du Grand Paris

Les nouveaux projets iconoclastes des architectes du Grand Paris | Urbanisme | Scoop.it
Quatre ans après la consultation lancée par Sarkozy, les grands noms de l'architecture française ne cachent pas leur désillusion. Mais débordent d'idées pour repenser le logement en Ile-de-France.

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Thomas Hantz's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:06 PM

Découvrez tous les architectes du Grand Paris

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Skygrove: A Modern Skyscraper is a Testament to Adaptation

Skygrove: A Modern Skyscraper is a Testament to Adaptation | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

As with any civilisation, built environments must be able to adapt. They must adapt to changing cultures, changing landscapes, and now a changing climate – both literally and socially. The construction industry no longer develops with blinkers on, placing industrial gain above the effects a building has on the environment and the economy. A spate of natural disasters around the world has further prompted proactive industry movements which have seen resilience architecture become as much of a priority under a holistically sustainable model.


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The way we'll live next

The way we'll live next | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

With cities running out of room, the world’s ever-expanding population may soon need to find new homes. But where? Sea, sky, or desert? We look at the alternatives

 

Waterworlds: Seasteading

Artificial oasis: The Eco-City

'Cities in the sky’: Superskyscrapers


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