Mushroom Cities: Tropical Urban Rainforests

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tropicool@KL, Urban Cities, Vertical Parks, Sustainable Developments, Green Cities, Sustainable Utopia, green building, mushroom city, sustainable architecture

As cities stretch to accommodate the world’s skyrocketing population, loyal Inhabitat followers are surely familiar with skyscrapers and other vertical solutions to cope with urban densification. Still, an urban ecology modeled after the rainforest, complete with towering mushroom high-rises, is sure to raise some eyebrows. Designed for the heart of Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, TROPICOOL @ KL envisions a series of self-sustaining mushroom skyscrapers that incorporate natural energy sources, rainwater harvesting, and bio-mass support for off-the-grid living in a truly green environment.

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