OFL architecture: enoki eco city, rome
OFL architecture: enoki eco city, rome OFL architecture: enoki eco city, rome
jun 07, 2010

OFL architecture: enoki eco city, rome

enoki rome ecocity by OFL architecture all images courtesy OFL architecture

enoki rome ecocity is a project which investigates the possibilities for future housing. the achievements in material science, energy conservation, aerodynamic and environmental solutions allow designers to experience new housing typologies that can be housed in self sufficient and highly innovative building envelopes.

the enoki project by OFL architecture is installed above rome, integrating itself with the historical part of the city. it draws its’ lifeblood from parks, green areas and water to push itself upward. they are small self-contained cities with residences, commercial spaces, green areas, spaces for community activities, sport and cultural activities. the outer skin, made with steel diamond-shaped panels, appropriately follows the main cellular structure of the enoki made from steel and glass, having a molecular shape. a thermoformed glass surface provides a lucid and static resistance with the possibility of infinite curvatures with lower costs.

the project consists of 150 stories. the classic lifts are replaced by flying shuttles that run outside the enoki bringing inhabitants to and from different levels of the building and the old city. enoki can accommodate up to 6,000 residents with an area of 240,000 square meters and 300,000 square meters for recreational activities for the ‘new city’.

enoki rome perspective view

enoki in new york

enoki could be applied to all major cities.

enoki in paris

enoki in tokyo

enoki in rome

section view

wireframe rendering

wireframe rendering

wireframe rendering

wireframe rendering

wireframe rendering

eco housing concept

enoki rome ecocity model

enoki rome ecocity model

enoki rome ecocity model

enoki rome ecocity model

enoki rome ecocity model

project credits plan’s title: enoki rome ecocity location: rome project design: francesco lipari timing: design 2010

  • you wasted nearly as much time doing this as I am writing this comment.

    mmmmm says:
  • no thanks

    kostas says:
  • rome. the best city of the world!
    no thanks.

    john says:
  • mad’s proposal was bad…but this one doesnt even get that far…this is totally a waste of space, resources…time
    i hope i will never see it again
    architects should try to spent their time (and ours) making something that is meaningful, or at least try to construct something…not just making some graphic joke over nothing…
    this is nonsense
    the idea is not good, and even the graphic sucks…so very bad

    jishua says:
  • Crap.

    qwerty says:
  • “Enoki could be applied to all major cities”, Hopefully not in my lifetime – it is insensitive, crass, impractical and egotistical.

    G.Gekko says:
  • CRAP, no more comments

    joachim says:
  • Anyone for golf?

    AAB says:
  • Thats the punchline. Architecture is a joke.

    Comedian says:
  • stop them

    mojo says:
  • is OFL short for “Offal” or “Awful?

    The Decider says:
  • looks like numerous sperms

    ASphere says:
  • Get them off computers, please. Tell them to DRAW something!

    Yuck says:
  • let’s see if we can’t piece together the logic here.

    organic means sustainable,
    sustainable is popular
    mushrooms are organic,
    make buildings look like mushrooms and they are organic.
    people will like my organic buildings.

    designdoom says:
  • Can you imagine the elevator ride to get to one of these spaces? I’d imagine you’d have to be strapped in.

    m in nyc says:
  • Drawing floors on any old shape doesn’t necessarily make for a section, now, does it? If the author of these oversized sprout-buildings actually attempted to address circulation, I’m certain that these things would look a LOT different.

    “Eco” my a** …

    crit chick says:
  • Agree with all the comments here. How can something possibly be “eco” when it has to be accessed by “flying shuttles”? What a joke.

    tim says:
  • agree with mmmm
    (but at least could help you to choose another job…)

    sorry says:

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