fORaLLtHEcOWs / CTRLZ architectures

Working with the idea of “creating a society that is based on quality not quantity, on cooperation and not competition,” CTRLZ architectures have rethought a new model for, not just a building, but rather for society. Due to the on-going “cultural revolution” we are experiencing, the way we approach solving the problems of the world have changed, and architecture along with it. Now, the architect must not merely respond to designing spaces, but to other factors, such as society, energy, the internet, and politics, as well. “We believe that architecture is not anymore about form and/or/…function, but that it is about relations. The development of network systems shows us that the power resides in links and connections.”

More about the model and more images after the break.

Their new decentralized mode of living emphasizes the interconnectivity of social spaces and a transparent model of energy and production to create a collaborative base.  “This is to promote a transparent hyperlocalized society and culture, where inhabitants can develop a public consciousness about their life cost in term of product waste and energy consumption.”

The raised housing units share a landscaped area as private and public spaces then branch off.  The ground level lacks built construction and is, instead, left for the cows and cultivation. “From the bottom to the sky, the succession of relational function is (-1) commerce /// (0) landscape and food production /// (2) housing /// (3) social public places and /// (4) energy collect,” explained the architects.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "fORaLLtHEcOWs / CTRLZ architectures" 30 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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