Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 Environment

Fake Hills - Self-Sustainable Building for the City of Beihai, China


Recently the designers from a Chinese architecture firm MAD Architects presented their housing project which will be constructed in the country's coastal city of Beihai.

Their project represents a mix of two typologies that can be often seen in the majority of residential developments in PRC. It features high rise towers and extended, low rise blocks.

The complex, called "Fake Hills" is a self-sustainable one, being able to significantly cut energy consumption due to a special design that makes it possible for natural light and air to circulate through the structure, reports DesignBoom.

Besides, some levels of the building will include man-made gardens that are expected to provide clean air in the neighborhood and avoid storm water overflow. In addition, these gardens will be able to maintain and regulate the temperature inside the building.

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