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[gu]Growing Urbanism's Plan for the Seattle of the Future

The International Living Future Institute awarded Seattle-based [gu] (Growing Urbanism) their Living City award late last month, recognizing the project's dedication toward redefining the relationship between urban developments and nature. The project aims to explore what Seattle could look like in 25 years, and the results are a doozy.

[gu]'s design focuses on creating a symbiotic relationship between the urban community and the nature that surrounds it, featuring a "perforated landscape" that allows for water erosion, non-invasive transportation systems, and buildings that echo the design of cell walls and honeycombs. Aside from the complete impracticality of the entire thing, it's a pretty cool concept with great illustrations to boot. Head over to their team site on Archetizer for a look-see.

· Seattle projects win design awards [P-I]
· [gu]Growing Urbanism [Architizer]