New designs to breathe life back into our cities
Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.
BBC Future | By Neil Spiller
25 June 2013
Everyday architecture is being re-imagined around the world. For instance, there’s the Paik Nam June Media Bridge, a proposed river crossing in the South Korean capital Seoul. This bold design will be much more than a bridge; included in its vast form will be a park, a mall, meeting spaces and a museum. Solar panels on the structure’s top will generate power. Such concepts allow us to see bridges in new ways – not just as a method of crossing natural barriers, but as a new kind of structure for living and working on.
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