A House Made of Spinach
How can we transform our dense cosmopolitan world into a leafy sylvapolitan wonderland? Towers in The Park has some answers. This architectural project proposes integrating housing, public space, and green areas into a seamless continuum, bringing a new mindset to the dilemmas of urban sprawl. Their goal, the designers note, is “A spatial condition in which the towers become the parks and the parks become the towers, with the total emerging as a seamless whole."
Architecture is currently embracing new green technologies as well as using extraordinary organic forms. For an example of the latter, check out Zaha Hadid’s ‘biological analogy” and the proposed Performing Arts Center in Abu Dhabi
The winning entry in the "Cradle to Cradle" C2C Home Competition proposes a building partially made from spinach: "Not only does the building run a photosynthetic and phototropic skin made with spinach protein, but it also produces more energy than a single family’s needs, allowing the excess to be distributed to neighbors. This radical shift, from centralized energy systems today, fosters community interdependence as neighbors benefit from the resources of others." Let's live like plants.