Saturday, November 28, 2009

Artificial mountains as green cities of the future

I’ve had this idea for a number of years, and my genetic algorithm project was the result. These designs are beautiful and quite different from what I had imagined.

China Hills. MVRDV

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV presents an interesting concept for a high density self-sufficient city of the future in China, at the Beijing Centre for the Arts and shown in Designboom. The architects call it "a scale model of a future Chinese city which offers alternatives to the current urbanization in China. The plan offers space to accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants and a well balanced mix of urban program and nature, agriculture and energy production; all in the shape of a Chinese mountain landscape: realizable with today’s technologies." …

MVRDV Proposes Artificial Mountains as Green Cities of the Future

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