Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future

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Whenever you see pictures of futuristic buildings in places like Dubai, they always look blue and metallic, with tons of crazy lights. But here's the real future of architecture: a new city in South Korea, Gwanggyo, will feature hill-shaped buildings, with hedges planted on the terraces and roofs, to improve ventilation and reduce energy use. Gallery below.

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Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
Illustration for article titled Dubai Got It Wrong: Hill-Shaped Green Buildings Are The Future
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Dutch architects MVRDV won a contest to design the futuristic city in Korea. It'll be a self-sufficient city of 77,000 inhabitants, 35 km from Seoul. [Dezeen]

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Paul_Is_Drunk

Here in Germany you see roofs covered in grass quite often. No one mows them. I hear they make beyond excellent insulation, however.

Is this an actual concept they're putting into use, or just a design concept?