Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is the though behind vertical architecture and, more specifically, vertical gyms in Caracas, which is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. While, according to BBC, the project was intended to wrap up and open its doors at the end of last year, Acumen recently brought the innovation back to the table with an article by Bhaskar Chakravorti, called "Tomorrow's City Living Ideas From Today's Slums."
U-TT was given as an example to how design should be altered in terms of the context or environment. While that may seem obvious, Chakravorti writes: "Building materials suitable for slums must evolve, adapt, and become sturdier after every disaster."
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Urbank-Think Tank Attempts to Consider Implications of Space in Caracas
1. Vertical Urban Gyms - Opportunities for vertical architecture to be utilized in urban areas to create innovative gyms, rethinking how unused space can be repurposed.
2. Adaptive Building Materials - There is a need for building materials that are adaptable and can evolve to become sturdier after natural disasters.
3. Contextual Design - Design should be altered in terms of context and environment, creating opportunities for more sustainable and innovative architecture.
1. Architecture - Innovative vertical architecture can create new solutions for utilizing unused space in urban environments.
2. Fitness - Opportunities for new and innovative gym designs that take advantage of unused space in urban environments.
3. Construction - Using adaptive building materials could become crucial in creating sustainable and long-lasting buildings, especially in areas prone to natural disasters.