BRANCHING CITY searches to reconnect human habitation with that of the forest. To achieve this, master-planning exercises based on the location of existing trees, allowing a densely populated forest to coexist with the city.
The positioning of programme is completely re-thought, as 3m wide blocks must house a complex of varying intent. The circulation space, for example, is placed on the exterior of the modules, making a space, often hidden or regarded as mere amenity, into a celebrated architectural feature, where residents can move through the forest canopy re-establishing a connection to our natural environment. Whilst, maintaining the ethos of the project, where as little disruption to the existing forest is made.