According to the UN, since 2007 more than half of the world’s population is now living in cities and in 2050 more than 75 % or 8 billion people will be city dwellers. Tokyo is momentarily the largest metropolis with a population of 35 million people. China is leading the trend with 55 of the 150 fastest growing cities worldwide.
The while dense urban centers - contrary to the believe on of many - on the one hand are the most sustainable form of inhabitation, they bring along a manifold of problems. The metropolitan area of Los Angeles consumes a staggering 1,768,719,228 gallons of water per day. With the expansion of arid zones, increased periods of draught, water scarcity becomes a significant problem for the future of metropolitan centers especially in arid zones.
This project was a research investigation and documentation of water consumption, tactics and strategies from reducing water consumption to recycling and harvesting water. The research formed the basis for the studio’s design investigations .
Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles