Self-Sufficient City: Envisioning the habitat of the future

Self-Sufficient City: Envisioning the habitat of the future

by Vicente Guallart
     
 
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the technology company HP have developed an international contest with the idea of "self-sufficient city." It is an invitation to reflect on how we will live in the near future in the light of the social, cultural and technological changes in which we are immersed. This publication presents the projects of the

Overview

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the technology company HP have developed an international contest with the idea of "self-sufficient city." It is an invitation to reflect on how we will live in the near future in the light of the social, cultural and technological changes in which we are immersed. This publication presents the projects of the 107 finalists between 708 participant proposals. From connected metropolises, eco neighbourhoods, self-sufficient buildings, intelligent homes or any other proposal for a short, medium or long-term project such as the winning ones: "HURBS" proposed by Sergio Castillo Tello and María Hernández Enríquez from Spain and "WATER FUEL" by Rychiee Espinosa and Seth Mcdowell from the United States.

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From the Publisher
"SELF SUFFICIENT CITY: ENVISIONING THE HABITAT OF THE FUTURE represents over 100 proposals gathered from a worldwide debate on the future of urban areas, and is much more than a singular vision of city planning. College-level urban studies collections will find this contributes discussions on how humanity will live in the future, based on social, cultural and technological challenges of modern times. Color photos and designs accompany short discussions of projects, re-constructions, and everything from changed energy systems to changed emphasis and values. Packaged in a pocket-sized paperback tote which is thick with detail, this is an outstanding pick!" --The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788492861330
Publisher:
Actar
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,131,833
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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