Eco Village "Coral Reef" by Vincent Callebaut

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If you’re our loyal reader you should remember amazing eco concept of Vincent CallebautLilypad. But Vincent continues to pump out amazing concepts of futuristic eco systems. This time inspired by the organic form of coral he has created utopian eco villages for for 1,000 Haitian families affected in 2010 by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. This village is called “Coral Reef”. Built upon seismic piers off the coast of the mainland, the prefabricated, modular units can be fit into a wave-like matrix as space is needed. Each family would have a plot of land to grow their own food. A canyon flows between two rows of housing and is filled with a tropical ecosystem for the local fauna and the flora. Aquaculture farms and grey water recycling plants filter and process the water before sending it into the sea. The entire complex is carbon neutral and powered via a number of different renewable energy sources. Power would be generated from thermal energy conversion under the pier, marine currents, vertical axis wind turbines, and solar photovoltaics.

 

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coral reef

coral reef

coral reef

coral reef

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5 Comments
  1. Eugenia Muñoz

    Absolutamente “étonnant”.
    Qué maravilloso uso de las plantas como un elemento arquitectónico más !

  2. Anatole

    Au secours, par pitié, n’engloutissez pas les espoirs d’authenticité de ce que signifie le terme éco-village dans cette chimère du capitalisme vert hideux. Beurk !!!!

  3. This reminds me of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67′ in montreal but more modern and with a lot more foliage. Cool concept, it would be nice to see this come to life.