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Rice Students Win Mega-block Charrette


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Rice University students took home top honors at Columbia University's design competition, "Mega-Block Charrette." The two-day competition asked teams to look at China's current high-density housing developments, known as mega-blocks, and create designs for energy-conscious and profitable housing.


"Their scheme was particularly innovative in suggesting how a high-density housing project can offer new landscapes and urban environments within the mega-block," said Clover Lee, assistant professor of architecture at Rice. Lee served as the team's adviser.


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Those are like Vegas mega blocks, huh?

Anyone been to both and could compare?



Mega-block housing developments, at a rate of over 10 new superblocks completed each day, are taking over the fabric of Chinese cities.

Holy cow that's a lot.

And here's the competitions official site: http://china-lab.org/

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