World population is growing rapidly, and the land we live on is becoming more and more scarce. Architects and scientists are constantly trying to find more ways to build upwards instead of outwards. They are also trying to combine comfortable standard of living with energy and environment friendly designs.
I will be showing you here a couple of truly innovative ideas and solutions on how our future urban landscapes might look like.
It was hard to fit this – Hamburg Skyscraper – into City of Hamburg strict set of municipal laws and guidelines, but, architects: Julia Hoins, Arnd Klasing, David Blezinger and Nikolaus Türk, seem to have done just that. It is a mixed-used complex that combines hotels, housing and offices in one place. Together with comfortable public space and design that keeps it isolated from the traffic noise, this impressive building is showing a lot of future potential.
Here is one very interesting concept envisioned to be built in Brazil. Tomas Kozelsky, Patrick Bedarf, and Dimitrie Andrei Stefanescu have worked out a way on to build a laminated wood skyscraper in the heart of Amazon forest. It is an elegant and sustainable design.
Lee Dongjin, Park Jinkyu, and Lee Jeongwoo envision a “vertical farm” to be built in South Korea. With spiraling platforms of grass fields, this design will combine urban functionality with the serenity of farm life. And yes, those are cows! xD
And here are a few housing solutions that keep us occupied currently;
|Yes, it's the German Reichstag!|
|One man built a pyramid, triumph gate, roman senate - then opened a coke and feelsgoodman.|