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Second Second City in Chicago, Illinois by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Article source: Stewart Hicks

This project contends with the competing and overlaid desires for the site of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago by creating a new tourist destination and scenario-planning infrastructure from the existing architecture. On the roof, a 1:25 miniature replica of Chicago is constructed. A clear mound protects the model, provides space for artificial weather equipment and creates unexpected visual connections between both Chicagos. Within the mound, the model acts as a simulator for various future scenarios.

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  • Architects: Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design
  • Project: Second Second City
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Team: Stewart Hicks, Allison Nemwmeyer w/ Min Chen


ResilienCity in Boston, Massachusetts by Map-Lab, inc.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Map-Lab, inc.

The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for over 300,000 people. We have reached the tipping point where we need to think of the whole, not the self. We have arrived at a time when we need to stop behaving selfishly and begin to explore how we can all come together as a community to create environments that are culturally enriching, healthier, and equitable. We come back to nature to do this.

Congress St Revised by Ground

  • Architects: Map-Lab, inc.
  • Project: Resilient City
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts


Enoki Rome Ecocity in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Enoki rome ecocity is a project born from the desire of investigate the possibilities for future housing. The achievements in material science, energy conservation, aerodynamic and environmental solutions allow designers to experience new housing typologies that can be housed in self sufficient and highly innovative building envelopes. Paying homage to the new millennium and to the city of Rome with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city.

Enoki Main View

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: Enoki Rome Ecocity
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Designer: OFL architecture_Francesco Lipari
  • Client: OFL proposal


Qianhai Port City in Qianhai, China by OMA Architect

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Situated at the threshold of Hong Kong and Mainland China, Qianhai occupies a position of strategic significance in the Pearl River Delta. The planned intensification of transport through the site renders inevitable its emergence as a new center. The question is not whether Qianhai will develop, but how? If successful, a new city center in Qianhai could fulfill Shenzhen’s coastal ambitions and establish a node for interaction between various components of the PRD.

Qianhai Port City

  • Architects: OMA Architect
  • Project: Qianhai Port Cit
  • Location: Qianhai, Shenzhen, PRC
  • Status: Competition
  • Client: Shenzhen Urban Planning and Land Resources Committee


Coral City in Taguig, Philippines by GOMMA modeled using Rhino & Grasshopper

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

CORAL CITY, a self-sustaining and disaster-resistant eco-village in the Philippines, designed by GOMMAdesign (in partnership with ITA Project), was chosen among almost 300 entries from all over the world and awarded with the special ENERGY AWARD in DAtE – Design Against the Elements international competition.

Coral City

  • Architects: GOMMA Design
  • Project: Coral City
  • Location: Taguig – Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Type: competition
  • Size: 3 ha
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Energy Award
  • Credits: GOMMAdesign + ITA Project
  • Design Team: Francesco Bagni, Vittorio Menna, Gabriele Settimelli, Francesco De Luca, Paolo Gori, Romolo Nati, Valentina Murgia, Matteo Parigiani COLLABORATORS: Chiara Giunta, Ilaria Merola
  • Software used: Rhino + Grasshopper and Autocad to model and Cinema4d to render


Xiang’he Garden City – Park of the floating gardens in Xiang, China by OKRA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Xiang’he  Garden City – Park of the floating gardens


At this moment a masterplan for Xiang’he Garden City is developed. A new garden city of approximately 700 hectares will arise close to the future 7th ring of Beijing. Within the first phase of the development a park is projected, closely related to the water basins that are a result of clay reclamation by the existing brick factories. A steep slope along the north side of the factories will be a result of these activities that will affect the park design, since on the north side of the basins housing development is projected.

Floating garden & Puchi river

  • Architect: OKRA
  • Name of Project: Xiang’he  Garden City Park of the floating gardens
  • Location: Xiang, China
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, plus the adobe package (illustrator, indesign, photoshop)


Low Carbon Future City in Hainan, China by SBA Design

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

SBA wins the First Prize in International Competition
Design of a sustainable city of the future in Yinggehai, on the South Chinese island of Hainan

In 2005, the Chinese government announced its target to reduce energy consumption per GDP unit by 20% by the year 2010. According to Zhang Ping (Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission), this target has been reached.

Hotel and Residential Resort on the Islands

  • Architects: SBA Design
  • Project: Low Carbon Future City
  • Location: Hainan, People’s Republic of China
  • Architects Design: Hong Li and Bianca Nitsch, SBA Design
  • Team Members: Jürgen Kunzemann, Cathrin Fischer, Maura Capuano, Qin Zhang, Yongfeng Cui
  • Client: Department of Housing and Construction of Hainan Province
  • Planning Target: Pattern of a Future City, Low Carbon demonstration City
  • Project Area: 176,2 sqkm
  • Focus Area: 42,8 sqkm
  • Software used: AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, 3ds max, SketchUp


Nanjing Masterplan in China by CK Designworks

Friday, March 11th, 2011

CK Designworks was appointed by the Nanjing Pukou regional government of the People’s Republic of China in August 2010 to carry out a strategic master plan of approximately 20 square kilometres of residential, commercial, industrial and rural land. The objective of the study was to investigate the creation of a “Hi Tech Zone” and build upon and upgrade the basic framework of some existing buildings in the area.

Nanjing Master Plan - Aerial Perspective

  • Architect: CK Designworks
  • Location: Nanjing, China


Harvest City, Republic of Haiti by Kevin Schopfer

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Since the tragic earthquake of 2010, Haiti has been the subject of worldwide attention.  All would agree, the devastation seems particularly cruel to this struggling country.  Massive relief efforts have been forthcoming and have demonstrated considerable generosity and determination from individuals, organizations and countries.  For Haiti to stabilize, this effort will require a consistent long term commitment.  There is no one solution to solve all of Haiti’s problems.  Rather it will take a thoughtful program of balance and renewal.  In the most simplistic terms, much attention has been focused of establishing basic ingredient for recovery.

  1. Redistribution of population
  2. Establish stable population zones
  3. Restructure agriculture /Fishing growth
  4. Generate new economic growth generators.

Night Aerial View of Harvest City - visualization by Tangram 3ds

  • Architect: Kevin Schopfer
  • Project: Harvest City
  • Location: Republic of Haiti
  • Visualization: Tangram 3ds


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