urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city
 
urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city
jun 22, 2016

urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city

urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city

 

 

 

architects ania jurkiewicz and robert lamprecht, collectively super future group, present ‘urban super forest’ the studio’s initial project. conceived as a contribution to the dialogue of radical urban planning concepts, the work attempts to fundamentally alter the idea of a city. ‘urban super forest’ reverses the notion of metropolitan sprawl. while the proposal still extends outwards into untouched, natural ecosystems, habitat-loss is prevented by relocating affected areas.

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‘urban super forest’ from above 
all images © super future group

 

 

 

super future studio accomplishes this by the creation of a novel urban housing typology that reduces residential space allocation by half — based on austrian average (41.6m2 to 20.6m2) — and the introduction of roof-level forest habitats. the proposed living arrangements, which is particularly youth-inclined, capitalizes on the pragmatic trend of shared living to minimize cost of expensive urban environments. qualities of conventional homes are condensed without causing significant lifestyle alteration, and further re-considered to provide maximum flexibility for all.

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concept graphic, combination of forest ecosystems and urban environments

 

 

 

‘urban super forest’ relies on wooden infrastructure in conjunction with existing structures. vertical construction increases density, while restraining outward-reaching development. wood was selected due to its renewable nature, and considering the planned creation of dense forestation, is a logical choice.

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axonometric; forest platforms are conceived as micro-paradises covered with dense vegetation

 

 

 

proposed housing, which drastically reduces per-person space allocation, are pre-fabricated structures that include necessities for autonomy while foregoing non-essentials. each comes equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping quarters — most other programs are eliminated within the home. instead, these are re-configured into larger, public zones for use by residents of the community.

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a reduction in private space is contrasted by increased semi-public space for shared use

 

 

 

super future group was invited to present ‘urban super forest’  in the ‘form follows’ exhibition curated by ingrid sabatier and stephan schwarz at haus der architektur graz in graz, austria. the studio’s exhibit features a 1:10 scale model of the proposal, allowing visitors to physically enter the work. ‘urban super forest’ is viewable at HDA in palais thinnfeld, mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 graz until august 14th, 2016

urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city
prefabricated wooden flats as response to changing needs of our contemporary society

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model concept, form follows exhibition

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model exterior view 

urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city
HDA graz exhibition model, inside vienna urban super forest 2050

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‘urban super forest’ concept designed by super future group 

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floor plan

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Good concept – not new of course. Now need to move onto the detail of build up and planting

    Gary Grant
  • yes please, can we clad all structures in rooftop and vertical gardens pls? imagine what we could spare ourselves in air con cost alone 😉

    sworddesign

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