The city of the waves

10_az10_bzThis city in motion is continuously renewed through a slow progression around a lake where the migrations of its inhabitants follow the rhythm of the lifespan of the city’s main structure, the tree. The inhabited part of this urban forest occupies almost a quarter of the circumference of the lake, with the remainder being made up of a forest which is mature enough for new dwellings to develop. The young developing forest extends over the majority of the territory under the strict supervision of gardener-architects. Finally, in the last section, we have the dead trees which are decomposing. The humus from them goes to enrich the soil of the new forests. This city functions like a super-organism with self-regulating characteristics – with homeostasis and with its own metabolism. It is a complicated, indissoluble network in which symbiotic systems play the main role. The buildings the citizens inhabit are like waves facing south towards a stretch of water at a lower level. These facades act as large solar panels, the performance levels of which are improved by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the waters of the lake.