LUCA CURCI BRINGS THE FU­TURE OF DESERT CITIES TO LIFE

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The desert is not an area that pro­vides the ideal liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment, and Luca Curci Ar­chi­tects have de­cided to do some­thing about it. ‘Desert City’ is an ex­cit­ing new pro­ject pro­posal that il­lus­trates a fu­tur­is­tic liv­ing space for those liv­ing in a desert cli­mate; one that max­imises re­sources but min­imises the im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. The ar­chi­tects ex­plain that the think­ing be­hind the pro­ject came from the sig­nif­i­cance of energy sav­ing, re­sources stream­lin­ing and a mu­tual re­spect for both hu­mans and na­ture liv­ing along­side each other. A jux­ta­po­si­tion of iden­tity-spa­ces will build these com­mu­ni­ties, and they will be home to fam­i­lies, as well as re­search, ad­min­is­tra­tive, cul­tural and ser­vice cen­tres. The smaller com­mu­ni­ties will host a max­i­mum of five fam­i­lies whereas the larger ones will be home to be­tween two and five thou­sand in­hab­i­tants. The en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly theme of the com­pound is res­onated by its re­cy­cling pro­cesses. Wa­ter is to be con­served by reusing waste­water, by car­ry­ing out rain­wa­ter re­cov­ery and de­sali­nated drink­ing wa­ter with so­lar energy. Waste will also be min­i­mal­ized through com­post­ing and re­cy­cling.

The com­pound is res­onated by its re­cy­cling pro­cesses. Wa­ter is to be con­served by reusing waste­water, by car­ry­ing out rain­wa­ter re­cov­ery and de­sali­nated drink­ing wa­ter with so­lar energy. Waste will also be min­i­mal­ized through com­post­ing and re­cy­cling.

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