Phoenix Towers

Thema: Urban reinvigoration. Beschreibung: Phoenix Towers will be an iconic landmark within an ambitious environmental master plan for Wuhan, the capital of central China. Situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces, the ‘City of 1000 Lakes’, population 10 million, has recently been designated an environmental ‘Super City’ by the regional and … Weiterlesen

Al Fayah Park

Thema: Designing a park in the desert. Beschreibung: A series of cracked pieces of the desert surface raised on columns will form a gentle dome across the site. These elevated pieces create a perforated canopy of partial shade under which a lush garden can grow, protected from the harsh excesses of the hot desert sun. … Weiterlesen

BrightFarms

Thema: Urban agriculture. Beschreibung: As BrightFarm Systems, an urban greenhouse consultancy, we worked on a dozen farms over two years, including the rooftop greenhouse at The Manhattan School for Children, and the rooftop greenhouse at Forest Houses, an affordable housing project in the Bronx. BrightFarms’ mission is to improve the environmental impact of the food … Weiterlesen

Clearpoint Residencies

Thema: The world’s tallest vertical garden. Beschreibung: When construction ends in late 2015, Clearpoint will be the tallest residential vertical garden in the world, with planted terraces circling the entire structure and inbuilt self-sustaining watering systems. Measures will be in place to reduce energy and water consumption, including the use of solar energy for communal … Weiterlesen

Life is on a new high

Thema: Urban Observation. Beschreibung: The project aims to address the issue of the changing landscape and unregulated construction in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The city is undergoing a massive construction boom, with more than 15 supertalls, hundreds of skyscrapers and thousands of high-rise buildings under construction. Currently Mumbai is home to the largest … Weiterlesen

Pertamina Energy Tower

Thema: A 99-storey „beacon of energy“. Beschreibung: Pertamina Energy Tower is the world’s first supertall tower for which energy is the primary design driver. Sustainable strategies at the core of its design are exposed in its simple profile yet sophisticated architectural expression. Gently tapering towards a rounded top, the tower opens up at the crown, … Weiterlesen

A-Kamp47

Thema: Stealth shelters. Beschreibung: The rapid shelter opens like an umbrella for urban campers, together in warmth. These spaces are actually in legal ambiguity, cantilevered on the law between private and public property. By appropriating blind walls, we are in reality neither inside nor outside. It’s this interstitial space that has been taken and thickened … Weiterlesen

The Garden Bridge

Thema: An urban vision. Beschreibung: The Garden Bridge will be a new public garden planted on a bridge that will link the South Bank to Temple station and the Strand. The structure will widen and narrow across its span to create a dynamic crossing experience for London’s pedestrians. This new footbridge will create a unique … Weiterlesen

New York Wheel

Thema: Urban attraction. Beschreibung: The New York Wheel promises to become one of the City’s – and the world’s – great landmark attractions, alongside the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Located on the northeastern side of Staten Island (St. George), the 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, attraction will be the tallest observation wheel … Weiterlesen

opportUNITYvillage

Thema: An alternative transitional housing community for otherwise unhoused individuals and couples. Beschreibung: Opportunity Village Eugene is a pilot project that will provide transitional micro-housing for 30-40 homeless individuals and couples at a time. The transitional micro-housing will be compact (60-100 square feet) and transportable (less than 8 feet wide). The idea is to combine … Weiterlesen