Excess Heights / Reality Cues

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Reality Cues has shared with us their unique idea for the handling of consumer waste and the physical possibilities they imagine stemming from this condition. Images of Excess Heights in addition to a brief narrative description after the jump.

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The neighborhood of Excess Heights has implemented a new waste management initiative. Under the city council’s new recommendations, the collection of recyclable refuse will continue, but non‐recyclable trash will no longer be collected or processed on the municipal level. The inhabitants of each private residence will be expected to compost all organic material and handle all of its own non‐recyclable waste on‐site. For all non‐recyclable materials, a compaction system will be implemented whereby trash is condensed and deposited underneath the same residence in which it was generated.

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If residences are brought to excessive heights as a result of growing refuse stacks under building structures, then piers may be installed to provide stability. The use of green walls encasing refuse stacks is strongly encouraged to both cover the unsightliness of the trash and to promote green living.

Cite: Jarz, Hank. "Excess Heights / Reality Cues" 02 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=123732>

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