‘Organic’ skyscraper could grow from occupants’ waste (Wired UK)


A group of Parisian architects has published designs for an “organic skyscraper” in London,
which would grow as its inhabitants discard their rubbish.

Chartier-Corbasson’s plans call for a facade of recycled paper
and plastic bottles, as well as your traditional glass, stone and
so on.

The building would begin at just half of its planned height, but
then grow over time with the paper and plastic thrown away by its
occupants. That waste would be processed on site and recycled into
paper and plastic panels to extend the structure upward.

The necessary scaffolding to hold the whole thing up while it’s
being built would become a permanent part of the structure. The
idea, the designers say, is to take the “most realistic approach
possible” to building a skyscraper — allowing the initial
investment required to be low.

The intended location is on London’s Shoreditch High Street, but
we’ll eat our smartwatches if the plans ever come to fruition.

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Source: wired.co.uk

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