By 2030, one-fifth of Singapore’s population is expected to be over 65 years old. While most nursing homes and retirement communities can feel sterile. Under this background, architecture firm SPARK unveiled Homefarm, a visionary design focusing on community and urban farming. The conceptual proposal combines urban retirement housing with vertical urban farming into a live-farm typology that’s beautiful, productive, and empowering for its residents.
Designed by Luciano Pia, this incredible treehouse located in “a small forest” of Turin, Italy. With an attempt to evade Turin’s homogeneous urban scene and integrate life into the facade of the residential building, this building looks like a steel infrastructure covering the facade in massive pops of green foliage.
Created by Dachi Papuashvili, Skit is a new micro home project designated for one person usage. In Papuashvili’s mind, Skit is best used for churchmen and laymen for long term living or serve for short-term isolation needs. Having an unusual cross shape, Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water. Ideally, it does not need any energy sources and communications.
Inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean, Hrama designed a futuristic “City in the Sky” where gardens and oases soar far above the congestion and pollution that at times mars magnificent cities such as London and New York. The City in the Sky features glass and steel structures that support reflective ponds and sprawling lawns. Groves of trees offer a calm respite from the chaos far below.