parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system

trying to find a way to avoid future pollution and the surfeit of waste, royal college of art in london student CJ wang proposes a new recycling process for the city of new york. the alternative energy system reveals and remaps the carbon credit in the city, and rebuilds a relationship between building, people, and nature.

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
mapping — intervention collage, new york city.

 

 

extensions are proposed to parasite new york in three different scales — the system is not only a power station but also is to show the citizen how much power can a building or block produce.I believe the design can not only transform the city but also show how rubbish does not need to be seen as negative,’ explains wang

 

video by chi-jen wang

 

 

sponsored by foster and partners, wang’s design proposes energy-efficient buildings recycling their own waste — tree leaves, food leftovers, wastewater would be used to generate electricity in the city. the designer claims that this solution would help avoid offsetting the pollution in the global south — china, brazil, etc., — and instead process in within the city’s boundaries.

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
highrise building scale

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
street block scale

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
neighborhood scale

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
giant rubbish basket at the times square, food waste at the compost site, newtown creek wastewater treatment plant

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
hugh ferriss, NYC setback, zoning envelopes

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
section and diagram drawing

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
compost experiment — the shape of digesting tank would enormously affect the speed of methane produce

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system
extensions are proposed to parasite the city of new york in three different scales in different policy loophole

 

parasitic urbanism: towards a new digestion system

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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