Desert Cities, the inspiration

Luca Curci architects studio presents Desert City, a project proposal for a sustainable way to live the desert.

The project was born from the interpretation of border’s concept, conceived not only as a line which divides 2 places but, at the same time, as a conjunction point between private and public space. The project aims to create a lifestyle characterized by energy saving, resources streamlining, respect of nature and human relationship enhance. It proposes a community based on new characteristics and social identities, a social-economic model aimed to  cooperation and people participation. Sustainable Communities.

The project-plane is made by a series of identity-places with symbiotic interconnections among them which create an organic and articulated system. The identity-places can be divided in 3 macro architectural types, different for dimension, function and inhabitants. Each identity-place is developed following residential and architectural solutions which respect the environment’s tradition, climatic condition and resources.

The 3 kinds of identity-spaces models are different for dimensions and functions: the little ones can host houses for 1 or 2 families, little communities with a maximum of 5 families; the middle size structures can host facilities such us research centres, cultural centres, administrative and service centres. The bigger buildings can host more complex communities with a population of 2.000/5.000 inhabitants and all their needed job, cultural and social facilities.

Desert City is an aggregation of communities which aim to reach a social development respecting the resources and characteristics of environment in which they live. The buildings will be made by natural eco-compatible materials from the surrounded area of construction.

Furthermore the project aims to optimize the use of desert’s elements, sun and wind, for energy supply. There will be a sustainable water consumption thanks to the reuse of waste water, rainwater recovery and production of drinking water desalinated with solar energy. Waste will be reused by recycling and composting.

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Desert City is a reflection about the possible new ways of social and economic organizations. A vision. About a future we are already living.

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