Looking at skyscrapers and dense urban areas makes one wonder: how could these become more sustainable in the future? It isn't that much about all the new skyscrapers that are being built - since "green" has become to mean "big bucks" all new skyscrapers are green in one way or another - but the existing urban structures. For the evolo skyscraper competition, Daewon Park has taken exactly this as his starting point, with another idealistic concept in the back of his mind: "a way to reunite the isolated city blocks and insert a multi-layer network of public space, green space and nodes for the city."
He designed a series of prefabricated, stackable modules, that can attach to existing structures. Thus, the new structure adds extra qualities: it could be either green space for gardening, wind turbines for renewable energy, or any kind of other green or sociable programme.
Sure, it's not the most realistic proposal in the world, and it is quite unlikely to ever be built, but that's not the point in an open idea competition. The point is that the concept is a refreshing look at the problems and difficulties of inner-city life in very dense areas. Just imagine that you could clip a parasite to your building to gain such an extra quality of life. Wouldn't that be great?
I found this project on treehugger.com.