© 2017 Deborah O'Connell.

IN A HYPER-URBANIZED FUTURE, THE MODIFIED INDIGENOUS FORM SUPPORTS A HIGH DENSITY COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL DISTRICT. THE CITY IS CHARACTERIZED BY ITS GREEN CULTURE. WHILE THE URBAN FARMING CANNOT MAKE THE CITY FULLY SELF-SUSTAINING IT DEFINES THE CITIES CULTURE AND PRIORITIES. THE TROPICAL CLIMATE PROVIDES AMPLE RAINFALL; WATER IS STORED AND COLLECTED IN POOLS. THE WATER CAN BE USED AS GREY WATER FOR IRRIGATION OR TREATED FOR DRINKING.

THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING IS EXPERIENTIAL RATHER THAN TRANSACTIONAL. THE PROMENADE IS A DESTINATION AND A LANDMARK INSPIRED BY LA RAMBLA IN BARCELONA. THE GROWTH NET COOLS THE DISTRICT’S MICROCLIMATE. FRESH AIR AND LOCAL PRODUCE SUPPORT NOT ONLY GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH BUT ALSO MENTAL AND SOCIAL HEALTH.

THE GROWTH NET IS THE CULTURAL IDENTITY OF THIS DISTRICT AND FUNCTIONS AS A LANDMARK. THE SUSPENSION BRIDGES UNDERNEATH THE NET DRAW TOURISTS TO MEDINI. ROBOTS IN THE GARDEN HAVE TAKEN OVER THE LABOR INTENSIVE ROLE HUMANS PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED. THEY TEND TO THE WEEDS. THEY MONITOR THE GROWTH. THE HYPER-PERSONALIZED FUTURE OF COMMERCE BENEFITS FROM 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY. THE BODY IS SIMPLY SCANNED - RATHER THAN TRYING CLOTHES ON, THEY ARE FITTED TO YOU.

THIS WAS DONE IN A GROUP WITH INES GIL AND EDWARD XIONG. WE WERE SELECTED AS PART OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 2017 FALL INDEX AND EXHIBITION. THE PROJECT WAS ALSO SELECTED TO BE IN 2X8 EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION THAT FOSTERS TOMORROW’S ARCHITECTS HELD BY THE AIA LOS ANGELES. THE PROJECT WAS MADE FOR THE 2017 MALAYSIA BIENNIAL AND WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE 2018 VENICE BIENNALE.

GROW-ABLE CITY