'Future of housing' may be skyscrapers containing entire cities
An architecture film is planning to build skyscrapers of the future which will house an entire city inside in London.
Speaking about the award-winning proposal by SURE Architecture, associate director Alina Valcarce said that the goal of the design is to conceive an open building that is effective as it is inviting and a powerful symbol in all directions while being permeated by generosity and openness, the Daily Star reported.
Valcarce added that according to 'The Endless City in Height' project, by the joint UK and China-based architecture company, there would be no break between street level and the skyscraper, nor between the skyscraper floors themselves.
SURE, which stands for Sustainable Urban Regeneration and Eco-Architecture, has previously worked on regenerating the Canals in Manchester and building museums and shopping malls in Hong Kong.
The design, which won the SkyScrapers and SuperSkyScrapers Competition, provides a structure which would be a great space-saver in dense cities which have previously spread outwards rather than upwards., and the shape of the building will maximize passive energy and reduce artificial light, cooling and heating needs.
(Posted on 28-08-2014)