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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 is a post-apocalyptic shelter that is designed to be built within a crater left behind by a massive asteroid crash. The underground settlement has a porous vegetation-covered roof that collects rainwater and allows sunlight to penetrate deep within. Inside, a transportation network emanates outward from a central core, radially linking communities across the settlement.
Crater-Scraper  received an honorable mention in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition . Developed according to garden city  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  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.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/03/Crater-Scraper-eVolo-3.jpg
 Crater-Scraper: http://www.evolo.us/featured/crater-scraper-is-a-porous-structure-to-capture-light-and-water/
 garden city: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_city_movement
 rainwater harvesting: http://inhabitat.com/acqua-viva-sculptural-hanging-rainwater-collection-system/
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