Living Biotopes
Everything Follows
Posted
 Oct/2012

Living Biotopes

A city park in a new sustainable development for app. 1000 inhabitants. We started this project by introducing the park so it could progress during the construction time merging with the new development. By connecting natural systems and preserve natural resources we conceived: water management, preservation of farmlands, wild life corridors, biological and social habitats. The park will work as an internal communication for people, animals and natural processes. Organizing the building units around it.

 

Location: Skåne, Sweden
Client: Expendo AB
Collaborator: HHL Arkitekter, IVL Svenska miljöinstitutet, Ramböll och WSP Halland
Size: 30 ha

Plug-in natural systems
Posted
 Oct/2012

Close the Circuit

We were commissioned by Derome, a housing company, to create a showpiece garden for a new housing concept. The idea was to show how we could plug in natural systems and be netto producers of energy in our everyday life. Single-family houses are everywhere. How can we connect them without reducing existing qualities of the landscape? The strategy is about a long-term social as well as natural sustainability.

Photo by Åke E:son Lidman

Biotopes for real
Posted
 Oct/2012

High Level Nature

A rooftop park in the center of Stockholm. An area of 3500 m2 will be recreated as a biological platform that can serve both social and ecological functions. In this project we worked with three layers: a base of extreme natures inspired by the dry hillside biotopes, a floating wood deck and add-ons to conceive wind shelter and habitats for insects and birds.