The Why Factory_STUDIO MSC2: Austere Urban Archipelagos
_supervised by D.Suryawinata_F.Madrazo_in collaboration with_R.Carati_S.Trumpf
MVRDV together with Delft University of Technology run a new think tank: The Why Factory (T?F). It is organized as a foundation. T?F wants to give argumentation back to the architectural and urbanistic world. T?F concentrates on the production of models and visualizations for future cities. ANYWHERE. T?F makes new cities! It researches possible directions of our urban futures: The Future City Program.
VERTICAL: An intensified city model providing efficient and austere organisation.
-The challenge is to reduce the redundancy of: World trade dependancy, everyday transport, excessive needs in production land.
The strategies to achieve austerity:
_Apply the austere manual/lifestyle as indicated from the research.
_Provide a form of autarky in cities to reduce trading costs. Consume local production.
_Reduce the distances between different steps of production flow of goods
_Minimise the footprint by providing an intensified city model
_Intensify the land productivity
_Minimise the distances in the city and reduce transport networks.