Hilltopia - Future of Urban Voids Philadelphia, PA

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These hill-bounded neighborhoods will satisfy desire for recreation, civic space, privacy and natire in the city that gave birth to contemporary democracy. The overall square footage of available land per resident will increase by 30%. The hills will provide spaciousness and privacy. Both the physical buffer from the city and weaning off of aging infrastructure ensures security.  Existing housing will be made energy efficient. The piled earth will insulate exposed party walls. Geothermal coils will run between houses and below the mounds.  The planted terrain will act as leach fields for gray water treatment. Runoff can be captured for community and personal gardens and backyards. >> projects

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