When you think of 'green cities' i'm sure the majority of us have a pretty similar image of the sort of places that come to mind. I think of solar panels, recycling wankers, electric cars, zero rubbish, a shit load of trees and just generally clean people, breathing in clean air, in their clean clothes, being fucking clean the whole fucking time.
A green city is basically the opposite of any major city, where pollution is everywhere, spitting is commonplace and everything is dirty (the people and the politics), or maybe I'm just hanging about in the wrong parts of said cities.
Enter Dutch architect Raimond de Hullu who has made even our greenest cities look grey in his template for creating OAS1S.
His visions for OAS1S are built completely from recycled materials. His model looks like something straight out of Avatar mixed with the futuristic buildings of Panem (The Capitol from The Hunger Games for anyone who has been living under a rock the past few years).
Basically Hullu is suggesting that we live in buildings that are good for people and good for the planet. Amongst natures original skyscrapers (before The Shard, The Rockefeller and the Burj Khalifa were constructed) - the trees.
His aim is to construct a pilot location in an established city. Then branch out to potentially untapped holiday destinations once it has proved an effective model. Really deep down he wants the world to live in affordable treehouses, like this insane photographer who quite his job just to live in one. There is potential that one day every childhood fantasy may come true.
I get pretty bad hayfever so I think I'll stick with my dream of living in a penthouse in the hustle of bustle of New York City, but I have to admit the concept of living like a modern day Tarzan is pretty bloody cool.
For more information, check out the Oas1s video on YouTube.