09 Sep '11, 5pm

EcoChic: Dark Towers to Beach Bunkers: Architecture of Hugon Kowalski

EcoChic: Dark Towers to Beach Bunkers: Architecture of Hugon Kowalski

Rising from natural surroundings, the towers of ‘Instant House’ are harsh and spare, a far cry from the often lush biologically-inspired visuals of eco-friendly architecture. Just from this one example, it’s clear that Hugon Kowalski of Polish firm H3AR Architecture and Design has a uniquely urban and utilitarian approach to sustainable structures that inevitably stands out from the crowd. Kowalski’s proposals, including the aforementioned Instant House , temporary residential units made of styrofoam concrete cylinders, stand like visions for a post-apocalyptic future. Although they are often described as bleak and reminiscent of the harsh clumsiness of now-abandoned Soviet structures, Kowalski’s projects are, above all, practical, meeting the challenges of the future head-on. Instant House is designed to be constructed quickly and easily; in 2014, Kowalski says, it will b...

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/09/09/dark-towers-to-beach-bunk...

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