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Finalists in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper competition, these innovative buildings address a unique set of environmental and social challenges. The Nomad Skyscraper featured at the top of this article, for example, is designed for the 21st century nomad and its re-purposed containers can be shipped from city to city and “plugged in,” creating a sense of homecoming regardless of physical location.

Featured together, these 15 buildings give us a fantastic sense of what is possible when people apply ingenuity and commitment to sustainability to design.

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