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Eco Nano City

by Lost At E Minor in Design on 24 June 2007

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A research project by FoxLin, Nano City makes the point that technological development from within the fields of design and architecture can be made to transcend ecological equilibrium—meaning that we could have positive embodied energy assessments, material reductions and even change living pattern trends. The illustration depicts the head of a morphing, smarming, moving city that consumes the landscape as fuel as it ploughs through and at the same time creates the trail of a city behind it. The entire city is composed of nano-sized robots that gather, sort, transport, assemble and disassemble. The people of the city move with the city, everything stays in balance, and natural resources can replenish themselves until the next Nano City rolls by. (Click image for detail.)

See FoxLin's "Bubbles" installation in this Cool Hunting video.

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