Urban Rural V1 is a new dwelling typology with a sustainable transformation strategy that will become a model for Istanbul’s urban landscape. It proposes a hybrid life-style where one can be within a city yet still enjoy elements of rural life. The design reinforces community cultivation through robust interaction points for diverse use.
Urban Rural aims to reduce a building's waste footprint and aims to increase vegetation that is diminishing in dense cities like Istanbul. It is a modular design with mechanical components that collapse for ease and efficiency in transportation, reducing the carbon footprint of sourcing for construction.
One hexagon unit consists a polygonal area to inhabit and a triangular cavity to be used as an irrigable garden. When all modules combined, these triangle cavities act as a truss structure transferring the building's loads to lower members. As a whole, Urban Rural creates interdependencies between building systems, structure, landscape and architecture. Integration of such complex systems is achieved through modular design that persevere flexibility.