Shelf village By Dominic Fohrer​

Shelf village​

​​By Dominic Fohrer​

The Proposal is based on the idea of not creating a specific design : Instead, it aims for a general solution by creating new layers. In simple words: Putting a shelf on an existing building. Like a shelf, the construction may contain everything: public spaces, housing, stores etc... . This concept allows a huge variety for the single functions in terms of design -> the residents can decide by their preference, how their homes will look like. At the same time they can decide how big it will be and can even add new rooms (or take away). 

Since the design is really thin it can fit almost on every flat roof. I chose the "Old war building" in London as an example. Still it can be designed way shorter for smaller buildings, while extending the design is only limited by the already existing buildings. 

The "shelf" construction is carrying the weight, so the single boxes can be put in freely and in different forms of construction. Also the design can be extended in terms of heights.​

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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