Parasite Project

It really does look like a parasite. This striking chartreuse form attached to the roof of a Rotterdam warehouse is part of the "Parasite" project created by Dutch architects Kortknie Stuhlmacher Architecten. It's a prototype for a new form of urban housing, or "urban infill" designed to explore the relationship between sustainability and prefabrication. So just how is this project sustainable? The prefabricated panels, both load-bearing and insulating, are manufactured from waste wood and can be assembled in only four days. It is also designed to take advatage of the existing building's water and heating systems. You can read more about it in The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture, which we reviewed previously on Treehugger. Via: Life Without Buildings