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This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

Indian residential developer Pooja Crafted Homes commissioned Penda to design the Vijayawada Garden Estate so to allow residents to personalize their homes. The building is meant to be located on a corner

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Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

The twisting Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma, broke ground in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to open in late 2016. The nine-storey structure-Kuma's first commission in Dallas-features stacked

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This natural air flow

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Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun

Luca Curci envisions a living Vertical City powered by the sun

Italian design studio Luca Curci Architects unveiled their proposal for a floating vertical city for 2,500 inhabitants.

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Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled his design for the three towers planned for the 2470-acre site, former home to Rome’s hippodrome. The three buildings stand in close volumetric

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Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

The building dates back to medieval times when it functioned as a fortified structure. As part of a restoration project the old stone structure was restored and renovated in order to accommodate public

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Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

The building is located on Av. Barbacena, in the Santo Agostinho district, in the central region of Belo Horizonte. It is meant to establish an aesthetic relationship with the neighboring current

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Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize. Rosenberg's

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Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Agora Garden creates a symbiosis of volumes and vegetation. It was inspired by the shape of primitive rocks emerging from the earth, and continues the architects' interest in organic architecture and

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3XN’s Mangrove Tree-Inspired Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai

3XN’s Mangrove Tree-Inspired Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai

Grove Towers is a 77,000 sq m project designed by 3XN and developed by Ornate Spaces. The base, similar in concept to mangrove stalks braided together at the ground, will feature clusters of retail and

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SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre Will Be the Tallest Building in Singapore

SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre Will Be the Tallest Building in Singapore

The Tanjong Pagar Centre will be part of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority's vision to create "lively and attractive public places, protected and useful outdoor gathering spaces and sustainable

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Hortus Celestia: Vertical Farm Showcases the Future of the Dutch Greenhouse Industry

Hortus Celestia: Vertical Farm Showcases the Future of the Dutch Greenhouse Industry

The Hortus Celestia vertical farm is designed to showcase innovation in the Dutch greenhouse industry with 14 floors of flourishing gardens. Designed by Except and Sign, the 28-story vertical farm

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Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei

Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei

Designed to mimic two encircling hands and the helical structure of DNA, the towers are organized a central core that allows for what the design team call a "hyper-abundance of suspended gardens." These

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OMA Unveils Plans for Essence Financial Building with High Performance Facade in Shenzhen

OMA Unveils Plans for Essence Financial Building with High Performance Facade in Shenzhen

The Essence Financial Building will be located in the Financial Development Area of Shenzhen with views overlooking the nearby Shenzhen Golf Club. The 180-meter tower will feature a ground floor podium

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Bosco Verticale: The World’s First Vertical Forest Nears Completion in Milan – NEW PHOTOS

Bosco Verticale: The World’s First Vertical Forest Nears Completion in Milan – NEW PHOTOS

Milan is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and the Bosco Verticale project aims to mitigate some of the environmental damage that has been inflicted upon the city by urbanization. The design

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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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Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands

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Michael Green Unveils ‘Tall Wood’ Tower for Vancouver Along With Instruction Manual for Building Wooden Skyscrapers

Michael Green Unveils ‘Tall Wood’ Tower for Vancouver Along With Instruction Manual for Building Wooden Skyscrapers

A wooden skyscraper may seem like far-fetched idea to those who live in cities built from concrete and steel, but architect Michael Green has developed an innovative wooden tower for Vancouver that could

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in

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Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Situated along Chicago's Loop District, the Aqua is a distinct construction that sits amongst a slew of standard glass boxes. The building takes a form inspired by Lake Michigan and the Chicago River,

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Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Pawar's Eco Skyscraper is a self-sufficient vertical city composed of two twisting towers linked by soaring sky bridges. The project's mixed-use high-density program offers space for commercial areas,

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Tour Vegetale De Nantes is a Spectacular Tower Stacked High with Trees

Tour Vegetale De Nantes is a Spectacular Tower Stacked High with Trees

The complex is broken into two buildings that rise from either end of a block of ground floor retail. A black rubber façade covers the rectangular office building at one end, and in stark contrast a

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Seoul’s New Solar-Powered GT Tower Boasts a Mind-Bending Wavy Facade

Seoul’s New Solar-Powered GT Tower Boasts a Mind-Bending Wavy Facade

The undulating facade of the 54,000 square foot meter tower is certainly a show stopper. Measuring 48 meters each, the waves are further emphasized by the building's glass curtain wall and vertical

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SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

The Digital Media City Tower is an exercise in fusing technology with the environment to create a sustainable space through reduced energy consumption and comfortable circulation. Inspired by the

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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New Gazprom Tower To Be Europe’s Tallest & Greenest?

New Gazprom Tower To Be Europe’s Tallest & Greenest?

The historic city of St. Petersburg in Russia will soon be home to the tallest tower in Europe. The UK-based architectural firm RMJM was given a go by the Russian gas giant to build the new Gazprom Neft

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Aquarius Tower: Greenest Skyscraper on the Atlanta Skyline

Aquarius Tower: Greenest Skyscraper on the Atlanta Skyline

Just when you thought green towers couldn't get any greener (or more towering), there's a new kid on the block. The Aquarius Tower, a 500-foot tall condominium to be built in Atlanta, is the latest to

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William McDonough’s Treescraper Tower of Tomorrow

William McDonough’s Treescraper Tower of Tomorrow

What would you call a skyscraper that works like a tree, makes oxygen, distills water, produces energy, and changes with the seasons? Perhaps it's time to propose a new word: treescraper! Biomimicry -

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Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

A spate of green skyscrapers have shot up in the last few years, as people learn that buildings account for more CO2 emissions than any other single source. At the same time, we've seen a rise in

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