Via Daily Mail : A Dutch architect has unveiled his vision for the world’s first 100 per cent eco city – and it’s nothing like the way we live now.
In Raimond de Hullu’s city of the future, people live in tree-scrapers made from recycled wood and covered in leafy foliage for protection from the elements and energy conservation purposes.
The green utopia is set in a city woodland – with no sign of cars or overhead power lines – and intended to be completely energy and water self-sufficient.
Named The OAS1S Foundation, the concept showcases four-floor buildings that use triple glazing windows and solar panels.
Inside the off-grid homes, the interiors are decked with glass halls, skylights, large windows and French balconies.
Raimond said: ‘Imagine a treehouse combined with modern luxury – living with nothing but green around you.
‘The OAS1S architecture answers to the deep human need to become one with nature.
‘What is needed is a 100% green concept not only on architectural level but on urban level as well, which is desirable and affordable too.
‘OAS1S brings competitive middle-class housing for people who demand high-quality and green standard of living.
‘The concept is universal and both applicable to urban as well as natural settings.’
Raimond grew up in the southern Dutch countryside and spent most of his time in the forest or at the beach.
He added: ‘It’s why I love nature and when my father started to build a house I fell in love with architecture.
‘I always was fascinated by both, and passionate about creating a fusion between them.’