plexus_ plan studio
ideas for a
Building vertical structure above and
near the tram/train line.
Multiple stories tower with mix or
multiple programs including farming
land.A vertical city for each commu-
train & trams as main mover of poeple
and goods to one point to another.
Thus first move to increase size of
the carrieges to accomodate people
and goods. more lines or another type
of tram might be needed to make public
tranport more specified in terms of
function thus making them main mover
in the city.
Main programs like school, compa-
nies, medical center, shopping cen-
ter should be distributed and made
smaller centers instead of one main
ones. The smaller amenities and edu-
cational centers can be located in
the middle of smaller communities.
This is to reduce travel as they are
raised farm lands
Stacking smaller pieces of farm land
into an open structured tower. This
is to increase amount of urban farm
lands and maybe each land can be han-
dled by one family. Tower system to
increase interaction between farmers
and creates a centralise agriculture
Building a high rise apartment tower
as a tram and train station to enable
more people lto live near transporta-
produce your own energy
Towers producing their own wind & so-
lar energy. Covered or roof made by
large solar panels to run programs
within. Generate power through sus-
tainable design moves.
Lifting landscape to rooftops. Cre-
ate new revitalise soil for garden-
ing. Provide more space for community
or residents to relax. Green areas to
create energy and maintain ecology.
Space for farmers who are forced to
stay nearer to city center to main-
tain live stock.
Embedding new programs among exist-
ing typologies of the surround train
and tram stations. Ability to create
more smaller new cities instead of
existing surrounding structures.
A vertical, open complex housing var-
ious programs like schools, hospi-
tals and retails, each interacting
and places above one another.
Having voids and open areas in between
to provide privacy for programs.
Mega structure consisting of ramps
and overlapping planes and bridges,
movement spatially will be excit-
ing. The movement of a tree where
one branch/ ramp take you to another
space. Stairs and ramps to connect
one volume to another.
Naturally ventilated building which
everyone have access to fresh air and
sunlight instead of artificially gen-
erated. Disperse volumes of spaces to
house programs within one buiiding to
allow air movement.
Toyoma Tower by Shoei Yoh, Kasugi, Japan (1992)
Building a large boulevard along
tram/train line for people to walk
and cycle. Structures above and along
the boulevard as houses and amenities
Train station as major processing and
distribution center for goods. Ramps
and lobby for pedestrians with trol-
leys to get goods. Loading docks to in-
corporate train tracks to move goods.
Might also be incorporated with large
roof garden/ farm to produce organic
Horizontal city raised above the
ground, a network of housing and
buildings suspended. Infrastructure
and public transport system with
vast pedestrians space running on the
ground. At common intervals big, com-
mon lifts located to connect to two
systems.Vertical system to connect 2
separate horizontal systems.
Distributing the processing center
into more specifics volumes ie the
market separated into different pro-
duce and goods. Smaller markets en-
woven into existing topography. Made
with semitransparent solar panels
cladding, it will look like lanterns
lighted up amoung the houses.
Solar power as free energy- creates
tall towers to harness the solar en-
ergy, thus creating space for mixed-
A long, thin narrow space along tram
and train lines to accommodate com-
munity and programs. Linear, simple
architecture made with solar panels
and directly connected to the main
public transport system.
Klein Dytham architecture,
Undercover lab (Harajuku, Tokyo) 2007
An overlay of 3-dimensional pedestri-
ans network and cyclist facilities
be integrated with existing public
transport system. Increasing number of
stations and meeting points / trans-
port hub. Layering another network of
apartments towers with linking ramps
and bridges with direct connections
to the transport system.
an exploded sphere as the design. sep-
arated pieces with tranportation hub
as the center of connection. Bridges
and roads connecting the parts to the
A cyclindrical tower, build with small-
er components of moving segments. The
programs are volumes disperse within
the tower made to be movable parts.
Thus moving the programs to the people
instead the people having to move.
Aries center by Coresol Co. , Valencia
An idea of a large warping roof, blend-
ing into the landscape, with no sepa-
ration between one another. Only dif-
ference in terms of materials where
dolar panels and farming space grids
the large roof. The communities and
programs are dispersed below it, oc-
cupying flat space.
Each small community living in a large
photovoltaic bubble. A multistorey
center of farming land and community
space forming the green core to each
bubble. Bubble placed strategically
among the tram and train lines.
An organic form building which grows
and respond to the surrounding. With
vegetation walls which breaths and
moving solar panels as facade trying
to get the most sunlight. Consisting
of structure and voids where the pro-
gram changed the face of the build-
A building and city working like an
entertainment park. With solar-pow-
ered roller coaster tracks running
all over the city and into important
buildings, dropping picking up peo-
ple. Along with slides and ramps for
children and grown ups.
CIty made with prefab components.
Prefab homes, offices and retails all
made with recycled materials and spe-
cific to each programs and in dif-
ferent colours to make it easier to
be recognize. The prefab components
are plugged into an open-structure
City within a city
large landscape roof like an umbrella
structure dotted city centers to ac-
comodate poeple and more houses in
the city. Each umbrella having their
own water purification system, re-
newable energy generator to run each
Each community and individual able to
build their own house and space using
prepared prefab walls and panels. A
kit of parts as an emergency kit to
build a home with a vegetation wall
outside to grow veges and solar panel
walls. A design process to prepare
the people for immediate reaction to
LArge tunnels going under and above
ground to find the closest walking
distance to importance places in a
city. With a large pedestrian space
in the middle and retail spaces along
the side of the tunnel.
A tower where different levels can be
pull out like drawers and creating
intersected sections and additional
voids. INcreasing surface for solar
panels and farming. A modern take on
ancient pyramid form and usage.
catch the wind
Designing a complex which incorpo-
rates and provide plane for wind farms
which helps to generate additional
power. A large roof plane landscape
multicoloured tower build with vari-
ous coloured solar panels. Operable
facade acting as skin and energy gen-
a mega structure skin enveloping the
city. The thick skin as tiny holes to
accomodate dwellings and the exteri-
or large enough to function as other
thing ie- train tracks, airport.
A streamline, semi-tranparent, mul-
tistorey box lifted off the ground.
Above pedestrian walkway to allow
circulation space. A visual connec-
tion created with the formal program
happening above the ground and the
informal community space below.
Stairs and routes become the exteri-
or facade of the building to encour-
age more manual movement. Along with
landscaping and gardens connecting
interior to the exterior space.
A building consist of large ramps and
planes. Vast open space areas created
within a building. Trees can be grown
on ramps and the ramp become usable
creating a community housing area lo-
cated in a grid within the tram & train
line network. Housing integrated with
urban farming. With recycle center
and water treatment plant located be-
low ground. A new walking community.
Using river as another form of pas-
sive energy travel. Boats or water
shuttle run by solar and wind energy
to be integrated into the network as
another public transport.
creating giant pipes from waste land
or dumping grounds to use the gas
produced as energy. The pipes will
become part of the new typology.
Creating small, portable capsules as
temporary or semi-permanent housing.
The capsules which could be clad in so-
lar panels to generate its own energy
becomes housing for singles or cou-
ples could be trasported and plugged
into offices and city centers thus
Creating interesting and evoking pe-
destrian boulevard and spaces as they
will the spaces most occupied in the
city. Different materials and colours
for roads with signages. SAfe and
brightly lit routes made with com-
fortable materials with road mark-
HAving public transport at your door-
step especially for hospitals and se-
nior care center does encourage pub-
lic to use them more and help the
disable to move around. INtegrating
transport network with lobby.
Epcot by Walt Disney, 1966
market the greens
Vertical design to grow fresh local
produce with associate floors to pro-
cess and prepare them to be sold to
the public. Location within a commu-
nity building to encourage management
by the public themselves.
Use those shipping containers
Using old, shipping containers and
stacking them up to build a new city
without wastage of materials and en-
ergy used for buildings. An existing
modular units to create a larger sus-
knocking down unused buildings in the
city and growing trees right in the
city center. trees for food and to
get wood for building. creating new
great wall of melbourne
similar to the great wall of china,
we create a great wall together with
walking route for public all through
Victoria. The wall would be made en-
tirely with solar panels and within
the wall are the energy generating
a large scale system of conveyour
belts, moving tracks and chutes as
a mean of faster walking, travelling
and sending goods.
all tall towers to have a void as a
core and everyone having to bungee
jump or parachute their way to the
ground. In addition to having to fly-
ing fox to get to other levels.
An indented roof form to enable water
catchment and saving rain water to be
use daily. Making more reservoir in
city centers and rivers to generate
power through water
mixed-used and high density towers
with large overhanging balconies or
extruded floor space for farming.
Small bridges and ramps might connect
One main central backbone structure
along main street and boulevard. To
ease control of flow of energy to
towers. Towers act as nodes to the
backbone. Structure might accomodate
extra shuttle tracks for transport of
people and goods.