(February 2012) Toward the Concept of Green Vertical Neighbourhood in High-Rise Residential Buildings
Designing a green vertical neighborhood or green vertical community has come up to be investigated in the recent decade. In an integrated research project I tried to study and develop the concept of neighborhood narrowly in vertical orientation. Fundamentally residential buildings and high rise residential skyscrapers have been set as the vehicles for this research. Having established a pragmatic framework I took into account the meaning and definitions around many terms like green movements, dwelling, residential building, skyscraper, neighborhood, responsive environment and sustainability. The background and theoretical studies have been considered historically and the different points of view have been distinguished accurately. Naturally the scale of neighborhood unit studies varies through macro (urban), mid (district) and micro (architecture).Several similar case studies around the world have been set to be analyzed according to the research process goals.
Broadly, this research will attempt to create a sustainable framework for designing and creating responsive Eco-friendly green vertical neighborhood. On the contemporary urban researches, its place and functionality is inevitably up most. Responsive residential units in every district are like the main cell of a complete body. The final theoretical guidelines will be a first hand guide for all urban and landscape designers and also urban developers.
Keywords: Green; Vertical Life; Neighborhood; Residential Building; Eco Design