Kansas City, Montreal, London, Singapore, Cape Town and Paris all feature in our new list of six urban projects embracing nature. Which city projects do you think are doing a great job of bringing citizens closer to nature?
Transport for all? A short doc made with Camden Summer Uni featuring PAMELA
"For some people, getting around London is a job in itself."
Warning: keep your eyes open for free rider ghosts on the Underground.
And in London, the wait is up to 40 years. Feeling patient?
IKEA is known for their shrewd reading of consumer behavior, so it makes sense they’re investing in just such a scheme. Strand East is a 6,000-person community the corporation is building on a 27-acre industrial plot adjacent to London’s 2012 Olympic Park. Already under construction, the village will open in 2013.
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Despite being famous for its curvy addition to London’s skyline, there’s actually only one piece of curved glass in the Gherkin - the cap on the top.
A little bit of mid-walk entertainment.
Train carriages converted into artist studios in London.
And just 5 minutes from our HQ!
City in the sky - concept architecture
By: Tsvetan Toshkov
The project started in London with few companies and artists invited to create a vision for the future mega developed city. The metropolis depicted in the video is New York since that’s where most of the production happened. The overall “Megatropolis” project didn’t make it to its final stage but the concept grew into this architectural utopia.
"City in the sky" is a concept about an imaginary tranquil oasis above the mega developed and polluted city where one can escape from the everyday noise and stress. The concept is inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean.
The haiku poem in the beginning of the video is by the Japanese author Kobayashi Issa. One translation of the poem is:
full of needles and thorns …
yet lotus blooms
music & sound design by Georgi Marinov / www.esem.name
We did this in our spare time and it was a great learning experience. Special thanks to all who share their professional knowledge!
Rendered with 3DSMAX and V-Ray. Some footage and time-lapses shot with Canon5D MKII in New York City. Post&FX in AE.
More info & images @ http://www.hrama.com/skycity
'Make no little plans.'
Our new post looks at the social potential of urban design.
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