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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nunavut vertical cave. Concept in the Artic.

Well, something different today. From the preview from Tim Halbur:

Toronto architect Reza Aliabadi took a trip into the far northern reaches of Nunavut, the Inuit territory above Canada. There, the flatness of the tundra and the stone stacks made by the Inuit inspired him to propose a stacked housing tower.
The fanciful design, which Aliabadi entered in a contest looking for "fresh approaches to adding density," will never be built.
Aliabadi's idea is "...a high-density residential structure designed along the lines of the Inuit sculptures he saw at Pond Inlet, and deposited on an ice floe in the Arctic, one of the lowest-density spots on earth. The imaginary tower consists of large stacked boulders, each hollowed out to provide one or more apartments per rock, and arrayed vertically along a service and elevator shaft."
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