Project Description

The city of today can no longer be seen as the result of a linear process: actually, they are more and more the result of the rapid pace of economical and social changes. In this sense, Chinese cities are the largest architectural laboratory in the world because of characteristics such as density, congestion, need of space that make them an ideal setting for new architectural style and tests.

In our opionion, when thinking about the development of this city it’s fundamental to consider at the same time the present needs of development but also the future ones as mutually dependent. Indeed, if we want to talk about Smart cities we always have to take into consideration this six major objectives: smart economy, smart mobility, smart environment, smart people, smart living and smart governance. Six pylons of a new way of understanding our city in connection with the local traditions and neoclassical theories of growth and urban development.


The structure of the celL type is composed of a laminated wooden six-floors structure with a green roof. The housing double skin transparent ventilated, shall operate in both seasons: the summer with the system open grids and the facade ensures the dispersion of heat accumulated during the day, while in wintertime the heat trapped between the two surfaces of the double skin, keep the rooms warmer.
The entire housing is then shaded by a system of lamellar shielding, always in wood that, in addition to ensuring the darkening of the interior, rejects the radiation direct sunlight.

The best advantage of this cell system consists of the low weight of the structure compared to compared to excellent load capacity, which allows a flow rate of 14 times higher than steel and compressive strength equal to that of the concrete. Despite this, it needs to take into consideration that Chinese laws about wood industry are not permeable to a technology-oriented constructive development in this direction and it needs to issue the question to the legislative bodies.