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A New Model for Suburbia

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Hong Kong architect Otto Ng drew inspiration from challenges facing the modern world to design an innovative suburban model that could become reality. His model, called Transcity, blurs the line between urban and suburban to foster a sustainable infrastructure.

Ng's Transcity model seems futuristic, but it addresses several modern day movements: urbanization, global warming, and…
More people than ever live in the cities and his model reflects that. Transcity places an emphasis on non-car…
The U.S. suburban area has shrunk due in part to the economic crash. This urban plan looks to save it by providing a…
According to Ng, housing must be addressed differently than normal to maintain a balanced density. The first step was…
The accessibility to transportation may bring about visions of a sprawling metropolis. So Ng worked to blend city and…
To foster that willingness to share, Ng designed Transcity with multiple housing types. He believes grouping the…
Another step was to incorporate what Ng calls the "Walmart typology" into a landscape that is still well-connected to…
Ng unites the neighborhoods with the city via what he calls the Axial Platform. It embeds the Walmart Big Box type of…
This model illustrates how this urban retail would play into the walkable space of the Axial Platform. The pedestrian…
The Axial platform acts as a border for the major city area and defines the edge of the Transcity infrastructure within…
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