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Local professor suggests exostructures as the way to a greener urban future

Inverse, a digital magazine about futurism, profiles the University of Toronto’s Daniel Calero Jimenez, an urbanist who has mooted the idea of making cities more green and symbiotic by covering buildings in “exostructures” - external sheathes built around the existing building, that can create microclimates inside. With the use of advanced glass and ventilation systems to exchange air, exostructures could offer a better way to integrate a building with the environment around it. “You can think of it like a high-tech, low-energy greenhouse that can be built around buildings to keep them in optimal temperatures,” Calero Jimenez tells the magazine.

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Source: Inverse
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