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Post-Apocalyptic Porous Skyscraper is Nestled Into a Massive Asteroid Crater

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On March 14, 2013 @ 5:21 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Disaster-proof design,Gallery | 3 Comments

Crater-Scraper eVolo, eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, skyscraper design, underground skyscraper, crater skyscraper, asteroids, space threats, rainwater harvesting, natural light, future megalopolis, garden city design, clean energy, rainwater [1]

Crater-Scraper [2] received an honorable mention in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition [2]. Developed according to garden city [3] principles, the Crater-Scraper’s layout comprises numerous clusters of self-contained communities surrounded with green belts, with a large park located at the core. Each cylindrical opening shines down upon housing units, shops, offices, hospitals and recreational spaces. The large roof structure provides space for a road network, vegetation and rainwater harvesting [4] mechanisms. Rainwater is redirected from the roof towards the crater edges to create climate-regulating water curtains.

The net-building system is made up of a number of high-rise structures with a transportation system that functions on two levels: each of the inverted high-rises features an independent vertical transportation grid with connection ports to the horizontal network that runs across the city.

+ Crater Scraper [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/03/Crater-Scraper-eVolo-3.jpg

[2] Crater-Scraper: http://www.evolo.us/featured/crater-scraper-is-a-porous-structure-to-capture-light-and-water/

[3] garden city: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_city_movement

[4] rainwater harvesting: http://inhabitat.com/acqua-viva-sculptural-hanging-rainwater-collection-system/

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