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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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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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BOOK REVIEW: EVolo Skyscrapers – A Reference Manual on the Future of Architecture?

BOOK REVIEW: EVolo Skyscrapers – A Reference Manual on the Future of Architecture?

EVolo Magazine has made a name for itself with its annual skyscraper competition, which started in 2006. Since then there have been over 4,000 submissions arriving from across the planet, seemingly

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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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Zero Skyscraper: A Survival Structure for Post-Apocalyptic Life On Earth

Zero Skyscraper: A Survival Structure for Post-Apocalyptic Life On Earth

“'Zero is a radical skyscraper designed to ensure mankind’s survival after global devastation," explains Puekpaiboon. "Like an emergency toolbox, it will be the starting point to the reestablish

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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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pH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water

pH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water

Hao Tian, Huang Haiyang, and Shi Jianwei's PH Conditioner Skyscrapers received an honorable mention in the2013 eVolo Skyscraper competition. The fantastical proposal soaks up damaging acidic pollutants

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[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

  Hyper-local sustainable architecture is the best environmentally appropriate building—sensitive to its location, culture, energy, water and materials use as well as its occupants. Rather

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eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

The 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is now open for business and looking for the most outrageous, exceptional, unusual, and forward-thinking designs out there. One of our favorite

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‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

EVolo's towering 'Skyscrapers' book, which quickly sold out, is now available for special order until May 31st.  If you’re an aficionado of futurism in building design, then this decisive book on

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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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15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

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

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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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Hydrogen-Producing Skyscraper Harvests Energy From Bolts of Lightning

Hydrogen-Producing Skyscraper Harvests Energy From Bolts of Lightning

Part lightning spire and part futuristic super-tower, the Hyrdra Skyscraper was designed by Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, Milica Stankovic, and was an honorable mention in the 2011 Evolo

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LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Traffic and pollution from cars is a major problem in New Delhi and while CNG buses for public transportation are becoming more popular, even more must be done. As public transportation and more fuel

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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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Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

While it looks a bit like something that Queen Amidala might wear on her head, this incredible tower is actually a concept for a multi-use skyscraper for the city of Yerevan in Armenia. Designed by Vahan

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Fierce Solar-Powered Eco Tower is Perfect for Hot Climates

Fierce Solar-Powered Eco Tower is Perfect for Hot Climates

This spiraling hollow structure is an exploration into a new prototype for a sustainable tower that may become a necessity if the planet heats up even more than it already is. Wrapped in a thin membrane

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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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Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Design Crew for Architecture have created an incredible water purifying skyscraper that looks like dozens of soapy bubbles stacked one on top of another. According to the design brief, "There is only

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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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Coastal Fog Tower Harvests Chilean Mist

Coastal Fog Tower Harvests Chilean Mist

In the spirit of Daekwon Parks' stunning sustainable Symbiotic Superstructure, we're continuing coverage of the eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition with another incredible entry. This dispatch from the

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