School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
Students: Khue Trinh
Faculty: Meta Brunzema, Eniko Marton
CASTLE IN THE SKY – a 1986 Japanese animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki offers a new vision of “luxury”, a floating castle! It is built on and around a natural landscape with self-sustaining technology. Inspired by this film, existing and new buildings are connected by performative and psychological “green & blue” amenities. Specifically, the architectural design features an innovative rainwater harvesting system (capture, circulation, filtration, storage and reuse) linked by an array of storage ponds.