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Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Now, first, you're probably asking, how do you make a train go vertical without dumping all the people on their head!? Good question, but don't worry, UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas

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Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, the project envisions an intelligent network of skyscrapers distributed across a desert landscape. The towers would be

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Spectacular Wood Skyscraper That Can be Built Without a Single Nail Wins 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Spectacular Wood Skyscraper That Can be Built Without a Single Nail Wins 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Architect Yong Ju Lee drew inspiration from traditional Korean houses and the versatility of vernacular architecture while designing Hanok Tower. The exposed wooden structural system, generally used for

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Car-Free Skyvillage Fights Air Pollution Over Los Angeles’ Freeways

Car-Free Skyvillage Fights Air Pollution Over Los Angeles’ Freeways

Submitted by Ziwei Song, the utopian Skyvillage aims to foster social interaction and cultural exchange between the city's four, currently separated quadrants: Downtown, Chinatown, Echo Park, and Temple

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Propagate Skyscraper Converts Air Pollution into a Usable Building Material

Propagate Skyscraper Converts Air Pollution into a Usable Building Material

Propagate Skyscraper converts harmful greenhouse gases into usable building materials! It is a self-propagating structure whose growth is dependant only on the weather conditions and the quality of air

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Noah’s Ark is a Sustainable Floating City for a Post-Apocalyptic World

Noah’s Ark is a Sustainable Floating City for a Post-Apocalyptic World

Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic are from Serbia and designed Noah's Ark, a sustainable floating city, for the 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Their hope was to design a safe and

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Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy

Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy

An entry in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the Soundscrapers would be constructed near major motorways and railroad junctions, prime locations for capturing ambient vibrations. A sound-sucking

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Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

The Aeroponic Vertical Farm is made up of an array of bamboo parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help grow rice

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Polar Umbrella: Ice Sheet Regenerating Skyscraper Wins the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

Polar Umbrella: Ice Sheet Regenerating Skyscraper Wins the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

Research shows that the polar ice caps have melted faster in last 20 years than in the last 10,000. Polar regions have experienced dramatic melting trends which are responsible for a fifth of the global

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Michael Charters’ Big Wood Skyscraper is a Sustainable Alternative to Steel and Concrete Buildings

Michael Charters’ Big Wood Skyscraper is a Sustainable Alternative to Steel and Concrete Buildings

Modern skyscrapers are typically made from concrete and steel, but as architect Michael Charters suggests, wood could be a viable construction material for tall buildings that would have a lower

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7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an

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VolcanElectric Mask: Skyscraper Protects Cities from Eruptions and Generates Electricity from Lava

VolcanElectric Mask: Skyscraper Protects Cities from Eruptions and Generates Electricity from Lava

VolcanElectric Mask is a design that could harness the untapped power of volcanoes to generate electricity and minimize damage and destruction from eruptions. Designed by Jing Hao, Zhanou Zhang, Xingyue

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Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil and Air Pollution

Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil and Air Pollution

There's no denying that Seungsoo's skyscraper concept mimics the earthworm's shape as well as its personality. The narrow, cylindrical structure swoops and curves, extending horizontally throughout the

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Lin Yu-Ta Designs Energy-Generating Towers of Trash to Power the Cities of Tomorrow

Lin Yu-Ta Designs Energy-Generating Towers of Trash to Power the Cities of Tomorrow

In Monument to Civilization, Lin Yu-Ta proposes a dark, staggering architectural solution to the massive problem of urban waste. With space for toxin-emitting landfill in decline, Lin suggests that we

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Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Named for the Hindi for the word “sky,” this dynamic Aakash skyscraper concept is an incredible tree-like structure that branches out above the city of Mumbai. Designed by British team Lemire

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Spherical Underwater ‘Fish Tower’ Skyscraper Recycles Debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Spherical Underwater ‘Fish Tower’ Skyscraper Recycles Debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the inspiration for the Plastic Fish Tower, an orb-like underwater skyscraper that recently caught our eye as an honorable mention in eVolo’s 2012

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Grassy Green Vertical Farm Designed to Raise Happy Cows and Chickens

Grassy Green Vertical Farm Designed to Raise Happy Cows and Chickens

The vertical farm is made up of a continuous spiraling field of grass that spans from the ground floor up to the top. Surrounding this spiraling core are support functions for the farm, a ground floor

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Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

As it stands, Cairo is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Seeds of Life proposes to bury much of the organic garbage in order to harvest biogas, while using other waste as building materials

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Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The underwater skyscraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle

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Flat Tower: Massive Honeycomb Skyscraper Arches Over Green Space

Flat Tower: Massive Honeycomb Skyscraper Arches Over Green Space

The massive arch is 800 meters across or the length of the Burj Khalifa building set on its side. The principle was to build a large building without disrupting the skyline of a midsized city.

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4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

You have four days left to register your proposal for the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, one of the most exciting annual architecture design competitions. Students, architects, engineers, and

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Underground Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Desert City

Underground Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Desert City

An entry in next year's eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the inverted skyscraper is a completely self-sufficient underground city capable of producing its own food and energy and creating a

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Registration is Open for the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

Registration is Open for the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

We're excited to announce that one of our favorite architecture competitions -- the eVolo Skyscraper competition -- is starting up again, and registration is now open! The annual design contest explores

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Sea-Based Vertical Skyscraper Farm Has Advantages Over Land-Based

Sea-Based Vertical Skyscraper Farm Has Advantages Over Land-Based

Another day, another vertical farm concept, except this one is set out on the water to avoid taking up valuable land. This food-producing eco skyscraper by Australian architect Ruwan Fernando was one of

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Tower City is an Ecotopia Stacked Up on Stilts

Tower City is an Ecotopia Stacked Up on Stilts

Tower City, another concept from the 2010 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, re-envisions the city of Marseilles as a stacked skyscraper that sits on stilts above the water. Rather than letting cities spread

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Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta’s Rivers

Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta’s Rivers

Jakarta is located in the center of thirteen different rivers that are heavily populated - the people who live here rely on the waters not only for their water, but their livelihood and waste disposal.

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Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

As the world's population shifts from rural areas towards dense urban cores, skyscrapers, urban infill, and redevelopment will become even more important in the structure of our lives. Now In its 6th

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Sky-Terra Towers Sprout Cities in the Skies

Sky-Terra Towers Sprout Cities in the Skies

As urban areas become more congested and dense, it becomes more challenging for city dwellers to spend time outdoors, exercise and relax. Buildings tower over public parks, blocking out the sun, while

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