Life in Nature
client: Dezeen Competition
Entry selected as one of the 15 best proposals for Redesign the World Competition by Dezeen.
Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture, interiors and design magazine, with over three million monthly readers and six million social media followers.
LifeinNature is a proposal for sustainable living.
It originates from garden cities and is enriched with new content thanks to technological advancement and today’s needs.
The increase in population and work needs will lead more and more people to move to urban centers, hence the need to move the countryside to the city.
This development model aims to capture the primary benefits of a countryside environment and an urban environment.
Agricultural production takes place in part directly in the city, reducing environmental costs and bringing citizens closer to a healthier lifestyle.
The large urban farms (the geodesic domes) represent a production space but also a place of social exchange, large squares as an alternative to shopping malls.
Just as the Shanghai Urban Masterplan defined district-level planning ensuring basic community services (health care services, education, libraries, leisure spaces and recreational facilities for the elderly) at a walking distance in 15 minutes, even the idea that accompanies LifeinNature is that of a place where long-distance travel is reduced to the essentials.
Cars are prohibited in the city. The public transport system is underground, in the future it will be implemented by an air taxi system.
It is possible to move around with small electric vehicles.
Buildings are highly technological organisms capable of self-producing energy for the needs of their inhabitants.