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#next_top_architects in #NEXTarch We Trust :: @columbiagsapp "Self-Sustainable Micro-Community" by Ge Guo @setenaguoge and Qi Yang @yqsghxs completed during the "In Between" Core Architecture Studio III led by @ilias_papageorgiou was announced as one of three winning projects of the Buell Center's 2018 Paris Prize.
The Buell Center Paris Prize, now in its second year, recognizes the work of Columbia GSAPP students whose studio projects most successfully address the terms and spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Ge Guo and Qi Yang state, “We think that sustainability lies in the lifestyle people live. We propose the self-sustainable attitude towards living: A lot of things you consume in the architecture comes from the architectural system itself: light, wind, water, and food. We transform the traditional large-scale public space into a series of domestic scale courtyards which nourish diverse activities and encourage the residents to maintain their own courtyards. People enter each unit through the roof landscape, which advocates the culture of walking and leads to a healthier and energy-saving lifestyle. The boundary of units is not fixed. All the living space is flowing in between the fixed elements: light wells, service cores, circulation cores, and shear walls. The design approach opens myriad possibilities of space usage and each unit is unique. In this way, the built structure could achieve its best efficiency.” :: @next_top_architects_store