The Year's Biggest Ideas in Urban Design

From the "world’s first floating village" to the "world’s most audacious balconies," New York Magazine surveys "9 Experiments in Large" for their special feature on "Global Urban Design 2012."
October 19, 2012, 9am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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In case you're wondering, the world's first floating village is planned for Glas­gow, Scotland, where 12 acres, "are slated to be transformed into the first planned floating village to include homes, office space, stores, restaurants, and a concert venue all bobbing around a U-shaped roadway," writes Barbara Eldredge.

And the crazy balconies? They're destined for Peru, where DCPP Arquitectos envision that, "every unit of Sky Condos, a 131,570-square-foot, twenty-floor luxury condo tower in Lima will feature its very own swimming pool situated on a private cantilevered terrace overlooking the ocean or a nearby golf course."

Where did construction recently begin on the biggest urban park in the world? You'll have to read the article to find out.  

 

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Published on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in New York Magazine
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