A group of graphic designers and architects have created a vision of what they believe is the best way forward for eco-focused urban planning.
The team at Paris-based Rescubika have developed concept images for a garden city, shaped like a crescent moon, which they believe would be able to provide sustainable living to the streets of the French capital.
The project is called “The Garden City of the Crescent Moon’, would see the imagined garden city follow the existing curved shape of the Lac des Minimes in the Bois de Vincennes – a large public park in eastern Paris.
The project that examined how architects might adapt their styles to meet new environmental and ecological challenges led to the creation of the garden city.
Rescubika commented on the concept by saying: “We know the story, but we don’t deny it or destroy it either. We try to improve the urban environment by transforming it and adapting it to our new way to live in the city.
A group of Paris-based graphic designers and architects have created a vision of what they believe is the future for eco-focused city planning.
Rescubika created concept images of a garden city shaped like a crescent Moon. This team believes it would be able offer sustainable living to the French capital.
When designing the concept, architects set out to overcome any potential problems that might arise as the world develops.
The project, called “The Garden City of the Crescent Moon”, would see the imagined garden city follow the existing curve shape of the Lac des Minimes (a large public park located in eastern Paris)
“In conclusion, this urban initiative will not take place in the old city. It will be born in the heartland of the forest, which was itself created by man for man.”
Benoit Patterlini, the lead architect of Rescubika, said that his envisions the project would allow the community to grow their own corn, beans, herbs, and even livestock such as cattle.
Rescubika designed their garden city based on two key principles. They wanted to ensure that local goods were close to urban centres and that residents could have access to ‘urban facilities in their own backyard.
Aside from the practical benefits, the company also said their design would be good for the environment, claiming that urban agriculture reduces air pollution, CO2 and carbon emissions.
They also claimed that the architecture style improves soil and reduces transport and packaging; raises public awareness about the environment; and facilitates intergenerational or intercultural exchanges.
The entire garden city would be built around an existing lake on the eastern edge of Paris, called the Lac des Minimes
The idea behind the city is for residents to grow their crops and keep their animals, which would reduce the need for transporting goods.
The architects claim that ‘urban agriculture’ would be good for the environment in that it would reduce air pollution, CO2 and carbon emissions
Rescubika’s garden city design was based on two principles. The proximity of locally produced goods to urban centers and the ability to provide urban facilities for residents living in the city.