Trees will grow on the balconies of Istanbuls honeycomb-like apartments

May 12, 2017 by  
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Istanbul is on track for a stunning new landmark that’ll bring rural living to the heart of the city. International architecture studio Eray Carbajo designed Urban Rural, a modular residential high-rise that aims to raise the bar for sustainable development in Turkey’s capital. The modular units will fit together into a honeycomb-like volume with a balcony filled with greenery. The design of the Urban Rural building began with an abstraction of the traditional gabled rural house and garden. The architects created a “hybrid model” that integrates those rural aspects into a hexagonal modular unit. The architects say that use of a hexagonal grid will maximize the building volume while minimizing the number of building elements needed. “One hexagon unit consists a polygonal area to inhabit and a triangular cavity to be used as an irrigable garden ,” write the architects. “When all modules combined, these triangle cavities act as a truss structure transferring the building’s loads to lower members. As a whole, Urban Rural creates interdependencies between building systems, structure, landscape and architecture. Integration of such complex systems are achieved through modular design that persevere flexibility.” Related: Spectacular green-roofed modular Tangier Bay Housing offers enviable views of the Atlantic The modular high-rise would be built of locally sourced materials . Its location in the heart of the city is walkable with access to public transit, thus reducing occupant need for cars. Social and recreational spaces on the lower floors will foster a sense of community in the building. Construction is slated for completion in 2019. + Eray Carbajo

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Timber-louvered house maximizes privacy and light in rural Germany

April 22, 2015 by  
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Fantasy Timber House in Essex Will be Filled With Grayson Perry Artwork and Rented to Tourists

October 30, 2012 by  
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Living Architecture has unveiled renders of the next installment in a series of iconic works of architecture that are then rented to tourists, and it is by far the strangest yet. Designed by renowned artist and transvestite Grayson Perry with help from the London-based FAT Architecture , the double story timber fantasy house was originally rejected by Essex’s town council. House in Essex has since been approved and will be packed with Perry’s own, visceral artwork. But it gets even more curious than that. Read the rest of Fantasy Timber House in Essex Will be Filled With Grayson Perry Artwork and Rented to Tourists Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Fantasy House , FAT Architecture , Gabled House , Grayson Perry , House in Essex , living architecture , shrine , timber house , tourism , Transvestite , UK , vernacular architecture

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