By Julie Redwood
Urban living is becoming increasingly popular as a means to live more conveniently and to be more intertwined with our community. Going green is a means in which making those urban environments more livable, such as utilizing sustainable materials and being mindful about our daily impact on the environment.
However more attractive living in urban neighborhoods might be to some, they are increasing all over the world, which is putting our environment at risk as well. And what comes with expanding urban neighborhoods is dwindling forests and an increase in concrete.
Raimond de Hullu, a dutch architect has quite the solution to this very problem. What if you could live in the urban communities, with all it’s amenities and still live green…literally? OASIS might be the solution to all our worldly problems and will help to make our cities more beautiful.
In an interview, Hullu explains how nature and cities can truly coexist. Not just by recycling and keeping track of carbon footprints, but actual neighborhoods and homes in the midst of the forest.
“We need a new building typology that goes beyond the usual technical sustainability.We need a 100% green concept, not only technically but visually as well, and which is desirable plus affordable at the same time,” suggests Hullu.
Hullu describes trees as nature’s skyscrapers and proposes a plan to create a way for our natural environment and our technological one to blend effortlessly. With fully functioning communities made entirely of recycled material and systems that make gathering water more sustainable, Hullu’s vision is something that might just turn this world around for the better
With increasing pollution and urbanization, the only direction we can really go at this point is up. Why not do it in a treehouse?
Watch the video above and tell us what you think of this idea. Honestly, I think it’s brilliant and if there ever was a way to live more green, then this proposition will truly help to make our earth a better place. Please share!