Hosts: Yoshioka-Bunko Foundation  Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

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June 1, 2020
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Osama Iqab (USA)

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1/3 of the food produced for consumption in the world goes to waste; 15% of lung cancer cases across the globe are caused by air pollution, and world energy usage by 2050 will increase by 50%. The challenging question is how do we supply resources to a densifying urban population without compromising the natural environment and resources?
This entry presents an Urban Resource House (URH) which would produce its own resources for a given radius of population. The URH would be interspersed across cities over unused lots to serve a specific radius of population. The URH would consist of a roof-garden for water retention and photovoltaics for energy consumption, a rain-water chamber for plumbing and irrigation, hydroponic farming to supply the local context with produce, compost collection exchange system where local residents can drop off their leftover produce for a fiscal exchange, the compost would be used as “compost tea” to fertilize the hydroponic farm, an air purifier chamber with a moss wall filter which would intake city air and filter through the Moss wall and then further filter through a UV light and HEPA filter, this air would be pure enough to use inside for circulation and would purify City air once it’s returned back to the atmosphere, a data and working center for people to use as a temporary workspace, and finally a existing parking space which would be preserved only for electric cars bicycles and other vehicles to charge to further promote the use of non-polluting vehicles.   


Osama Iqab
Born in Virginia, United States of America in 1988 / Graduated from University of Southern California, Bachelor of Architecture in 2013 / Established Design-Precedent in 2020