As the world’s population increasingly heads to cities for work, designers are faced with the daunting challenge of creating sustainable dwellings for these new urbanites. Creating sustainable buildings within limited space while maintaining some trace of village life poses unique parameters for designers.
A new exhibition in Taipei aims to show one possibility for a “vertical village.” A collaborative effort between MVRDV
(an international design firm), The Why Factory
(an urban development think tank), and the JUT foundation for arts and architecture, the vertical village is a “three-dimensional community that brings personal freedom, diversity, flexibility and neighborhood life back into East Asia.”
For more information on the exhibition and design efforts, go to the JUT’s website