Cool House Interleaving Humanity with Nature

in 3D Modeling Design held by amilcarvanderhorsr
Contest Closed
Our project is an energy saving initiative that cools places of human habitation by retrofitting them with living trees. We require a 3D model that represents an apartment building 3 stories high that is overshadowed by a large living gazebo-like construct of the kind depicted in the photo below.

Cooling is afforded by virtue of the shading of the foliage of the tree that stands above the building as well as by the flow of air that is the result of the tree's evapotranspiration.

The design should be esthetic yet simple. The only vital details are those that bring across the recognition that what is depicted is a commercial or residential building overshadowed by four legged tree.

Deadline: April 14th 2021
Aesthetics are important however the model need not represent a true to life building.
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#3 Interleaving homes Nature by misalp
Here is my entry .
Based on your requirement its a typical floor plan , as it is a design competition it might not be the good one but is still in the design process, which need some discussion to go with your true requirements.
I am still on my way to get into it , it still the beginning part , i hope we ll get the design asap.
Apr 28, 2021 17:58
#2 Interliving Apartment Building Visualization by Rutchevelle Den Ouden ND
This a 3D Visualization of your required 3 storey-Apartment building overshadowed by the giant tree. I am aware you are looking for a 3D model but if you are interested with this concept, you can use this if you choose my design as your visual reference for your 3D modeller to have a better picture of your model requirement.
Apr 28, 2021 8:56
#1 Pyramid Timber House 1 by UrbanOctopus
Here is a concept design for a multistorey housing arrangement (height can vary between 2-8 levels) inspired by the structural shape of the root-legs of the four-legged giant you have given as a reference (and by naturally occurring tree formations in general, as I have previously done research on this). It is made entirely of timber or other locally sourced wood and uses vegetation for internal courtyards, natural shading, etc.
Each housing unit is triangular (the equilateral pyramid was chosen as a basic geometric structural shape which is most stable), and there is one internal garden per unit, capable of producing food and oxygen, hence making the living units self-sustainable. The main idea is a building completely integrating nature, while allowing modular expansion due to the pyramidal shape of the single units.
This is a subject which I am very passionate about, so I might submit one/two more designs. If you require clarifications, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Apr 21, 2021 17:23




Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:03:04 +0000
Hello, could you be a bit more specific regarding the size and other physical characteristics of the building, three-storey is very vague? Or are you just looking for concept inspiration?
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:49:38 +0000
Have you some interior/exterior samples to give for the building?
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 03:36:22 +0000
Thanks for answer.
Could you prepaid the contest, then I could submit some designs. Thanks in advance.
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 06:18:19 +0000
The appartment to be designed must be classic ( like a rectangular shaped ) or any specific idea you have.
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:05:11 +0000
Nice project ! Have you some interior/exterior sample to give for the building ?

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