Moving Capitals: Redefining Urban Habits by Michelle Gouw 3 (2021) by Michelle GouwGlobal Design Graduate Show
Moving Capitals - Sustainable architecture
Designed by Michelle Gouw, 'Moving Capitals' won the Architecture Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2021.
The urban hubs are visioned to be “hovering” city above the tropical forest of Kalimantan.
Moving Capitals: Redefining Urban Habits by Michelle Gouw 2 (2021) by Michelle GouwGlobal Design Graduate Show
The urban developments are designed to promote food production and renewable energy offset through the architectural features. The city module promotes walkability and community resilience in the heart of Borneo.
The building slabs are elevated 30-50m from ground level, supported by compact building core and slender stilts branching out following the context terrain.
Due to climate change Indonesian government has decided to move the capital to a new-build city on Borneo. This project looks at new building typology for the new capital aims to minimise the negative ecological impact of the development.
"My experience working in both local and international firms has developed my design sensibility for projects ranging in scale and typology. I believe that architecture should shape a sustainable future for human and environments." - Michelle Gouw
FIRST NAME: MICHELLE
LAST NAME: GOUW
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
COURSE / PROGRAM: ARCHITECTURE MARCH
SPECIALISMS: ARCHITECTURE / SUSTAINABLE DESIGN / DESIGN FOR SOCIAL GOOD
WEBSITE: Moving Capitals by Michelle Gouw