by Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 7 March 2014

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has come up with some extraordinary designs for 45 energy efficient villages in Kunming, southwest China. It’s part of a ‘pioneering scheme encouraging eco-responsible lifestyles’ and it’s being named Flavours Orchard. The concept behind the project is to erect 45 villas within the grounds of a 90,000 square-meter site, with a self-managed food garden, solar roof panels, electric car garages underground, and triple-glazed windows to ‘reduce the need for air cooling equipment’.

It’s pretty impressive, but as a writer who enjoys dark spaces, there’s too much natural light in these designs.

Via DesignBoom