Italian architect dreams up self-sufficient, communal city for the desert
Italian architect Luca Curci argues that in order to build a sustainable city in the desert, we first have to rethink how cities work. In a new conceptual project, Curci mocks up a city where residents share resources over a network of connected circular buildings.
With small buildings for single families and small communities, offices and laboratories in medium buildings, and larger buildings equipped as miniature cities with apartments for as many as 5,000 people with cultural, social and administrative infrastructures like schools, city hall, and hospitals, one would never have to leave.
Curci's city stores food and water underneath the large buildings, while using solar panels to power the buildings and wind-harvesting devices inside to keep them naturally cool. The buildings are connected through communication and energy networks located under the streets.
Which leaves one question: free WiFi?