Posts tagged ‘urban planning’

October 20, 2010

Chicago Highway Ripens Into Hothouse Vegetable Farm

by Matt Forcey

Studio Gang made waves on the international architecture scene last year with their award-winning design for the new Aqua Tower in Chicago.  Like many of the firm’s previous projects, the Aqua was designed to foster a strong connection to the outdoors and the surrounding environment.  To this end, the building features outside terraces, integrated solar shading, and one of the largest green roofs in Chicago (btw, Chicago has more green roofs than any other major city on Earth).  Building on their environmental roots, the Gang has also developed a radical plan to incorporate sustainable produce gardens into densely urban environments.

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September 17, 2010

Urban Planning for the Future Circa. 1925

by Matt Forcey

It is an interesting concept and still holds valid as a potential prophecy some 85 years later. Although so many aspects of our modern society are unassuming miracles of technology

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