Let's add on suburbs By Guido Taddei & Fabrizio Noè
         

Let's add on suburbs

​By Guido Taddei & Fabrizio Noè

Why to built over high buildings in densely populated city? City as Mumbay and Shanghai, with a vertical growth, can hold million of people on a small area. To save  vacant land is better to develop a plan B on low buildings in not densely populated city. Los Angeles with is horizzontal growth uses more land to hold less people. Its neighbroods are often connected by an oversized infrastructure network that can bears the boost of new population. The suburban house is a type settlement used all around the world and this makes it perfect as a model replicable at different scales. The project wants to develop a model of vertical growth on that type of house that isn’t suitable to meet these future housing demands.

The formal develop of the new addition starts placing pillars on the border of the pre-existent house that hold the main rooms. The new stairs divide the flat roof of the old house in two parts, one on the back and one on the frot, as well as the garden below. while the older house is connected to the street by a walkway, the new one is connected by a ramp. The integration of these two bodies is resolved through  a brise soleil system that incorporate the basic building improving his energy performance.​

City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 
 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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