Architecture

Building Skyscrapers Inside Rotted Giant Sequoias To Keep Them Upright-1

Building skyscrapers inside rotting giant sequoias to keep them from toppling over

Fast-dwindling giant sequoia population has four South Korean designers turning to an incredibly creative solution: building skyscrapers inside hollowed-out trunks to keep rotting trees from toppling over. Aptly named Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the project is intended to educate people about this wondrous, now-endangered species, which is commonly believed to be the largest living…


Sprawling Urban Farm Complex Set To Rise Right In The Middle Of Shanghai-1

Sprawling urban farm complex set to rise right in the middle of Shanghai

Rising among the skyscrapers of Shanghai is a sprawling urban farm that could meet the food needs of the 24 million people currently residing in the city. Conceived by architectural firm Sasaki, this ambitious project aims to grow food for the entire population right in the middle of the concrete city. Once constructed, the 247-acre…


Dubai Skyline

7 of the most magnificent architectural wonders of Dubai

Dubai has become a world-famous destination for its unbelievable feats of architecture. Who’d have thought of building an enormous fake island in the ocean, that too in the shape of an open palm leaf? Dubai would, and Dubai did. Dubai is home to the fabulously intricate Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall. Then there’s…





Nature House A Stunning Cob Dwelling Nestled Inside A Geodesic Dome-7

Norway’s Nature House is a stunning cob dwelling nestled inside a geodesic dome

Meet Ingrid and Benjamin Hjertefølger, the owners of the incredibly innovative Nature House in Norway. Located in Sandhornøya in the northern part of the country, the sustainably-built cob house lies inside a stunning geodesic dome that in turn shields the occupants from the harsh climate of the Article Circle. Constructed three years back, the eco-friendly…


French Government Unveils World's Very First Solar Panel-Fitted Road-2

French government unveils world’s very first solar panel-fitted road

Back in February of this year, we revealed France's plan to install solar panels on 1,000 km of its roads. As part of that initiative, the country's Minister of Environment Marie-Ségolène Royal recently unveiled what they are claiming is the world's very first solar road. Extending over a distance of one kilometer, the pathway in…


Germany To Get Brilliant Solar-Powered, Battery-Run Smart Green Tower-1

Germany to get brilliant solar-powered, battery-run Smart Green Tower

Inspired by the technology behind electric cars, a team from Frey Architekten, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Siemens have come up with the design for a brilliant battery-operated residential building. Dubbed as the Smart Green Tower, the structure, along with its spectacular sky garden, will run entirely on solar power. (more…)



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