Sustainable community centrer the arc

What is it?

It’s a community center that’s been designed to live and to be a showcase of sustainable design. This center is build on a place with extremes of local climate, like intense sunlight and heat. The building has a large green roof deck and filters that collect rainwater before discharging it to the canal waterways. This, so the visitors won’t bother about the extreme weather. The water will be recycled, so it invigorates the natural process of nature an continues on as if human intervention never occurred. there facilities like green terraces between buildings and roof-deck gardens. the arc is a good example for sustainable architecture, it’s like a building made of nature.

Why is it cool?

it fits with the micro trend copy nature, because the arc is a building made of nature with the aim to look like the nature and not necessarily as a real building. So you could say that the nature has been copied.

It also fits with the macro trend togetherness, because it’s a center to bring people together. because t’s been placed in a extreme climate, it shows us that we need to be together at every place on the world.

And of course it fits with the mega trend sustainability, because the building had the aim to be sustainable. Like how the rainwater is going to been collecten and recycled. You can find more information on the site:


Recycled Bar

What is it?

It’s a bar in Kichijoji, which is a Suburba town outside of Tokyo, that’s adorned with a variety of colored cables. There are recycled materials used by the project. This gives the restaurant its distinctive textured appearance. The bar itself is made from left-over melted acrylic. It looks like the stools an tables float independently.

recycled bar

The bar is located in a by-street that retains the atmosphere of black-market stalls, popular during the post-world war 2 period.

Why is it cool?

It fits with the micro trend Copy the nature, because the materials of the furniture is made of left-over melted acrylic. This gives the bar a look that looks like nature. Also the cables all over the bar make the bar looks like nature.

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It also fits with the micro trend No waste, because the most of the materials that’s been used for this concept are recycled. This means that they don’t waste old materials.

And of course this also fits with the mega trend sustainability, because it’s sustainable to recycle materials and not just trowing them away.

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Limestone Skyscrapers

What is it?

It’s a concept based on going against the human destruction of the karst topography seen in places such as Vietnam and chine.  Those natural movements will stay because the building is constructed into the hills themselves. The blasted shell of the limestone hill will be supported by a steel frame. They hope that the glass and the nature against each other will be seen as a compliment to the monolithic beaty in its natural state and encourage a different way of building.

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Why is it cool?

It fit with the micro trend Everything is a Remix, because this building is a mix of nature landscape and modern stuff like glass and metal. Both stuff are totally different of each other.

It also fits with the micro trend Copy Nature, because actually you copy the nature by creating a building in it.

And of course it fits with the mega trend sustainable. The limestone mountains would be destroyed if there wasn’t a solution like this. The mountains don’t get lost for a building, but the mountains are combined with the new building.

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