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PREFAB FRIDAY: Studio Force4
Posted By Sarah Rich On February 17, 2006 @ 6:37 am In Architecture,Botanical,Design,Green Building,Green Products,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Landscape Architecture,Prefab Housing,Urban design | No Comments
We’ve talked a few times about urban bioremediation  projects , in which trees and plants are used as tools to clean contaminated land. This kind of renewal not only spares the use of invasive reconstruction, it makes the process of cleaning as beautiful and enjoyable as the final outcome.
Danish firm Studio Force4  has a development plan that brings bioremediation , compact living  and prefab  construction together to create a forested urban oasis. The Boase Concept  will establish a forest in the city, choosing trees specifically for their ability to clean polluted soil. With residential units positioned above the trees , residents will have the benefit of dense green space situated in the middle of the city.
Mimicking the growth pattern of the forest itself, Force4 doesn’t have a calculated plan for the growth of their development. Its establishment depends on the speed of remediation, the rate of plant growth, and the conditions of the surrounding urban areas. The very acknowledgement of interdependent factors in development is one of the more unique and appealing aspect of Force4’s approach. From the ground up, their concept sets out to rethink old standards of urban habitation, renew what’s been neglected, and reunite city dwellers with the rhythms of a wilder setting.
+ www.force4.dk 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/02/17/prefab-friday-studio-force4/fullshot_copy/
 bioremediation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioremediation
 projects: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_739.php
 Studio Force4: http://www.force4.dk
 bioremediation: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_1096.php
 compact living: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_810.php
 prefab: http://www.inhabitat.com/prefabhousing.php
 Boase Concept: http://www.force4.dk/BusinessLogic/_00836/boase.pdf
 above the trees: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_693.php
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