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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…




Architects envisions Liberland as the world’s first algae-powered micronation

With the world increasingly turning to renewable energy, the brilliant minds at RAW-NYC Architects are working towards a future, where an entire city will be powered sustainably with the help of algae. The proposal, which recently won an international design competition, envisions Liberland as the world's first sovereign nation to run entirely on algae-derived energy.…


New York Horizon envisions Central Park as a bedrock-covered structure surrounded by 1000-foot glass walls

While the rest of the world is moving towards “skyscraperization”, designers Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun are promoting a radically different idea: digging New York’s Central Park to uncover the mountain-like bedrocks lying underneath. Winner of this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, their proposal, called New York Horizon, envisions the 1.3-square-mile urban park as a multi-functional…





Dubai to equip firefighters with specially-designed Jetpacks

Dubai, they say, is a Mecca for tourists and shoppers from across the globe. Over the years, this desert city has been transformed into a luxury destination, replete with stunning hotels, malls and some of the finest restaurants in the entire world. The most populous city in all of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is…


The imposing Ravel Plaza Amsterdam from MVRDV, fuses glass with greenery

The shimmering flatness of glass complemented by jutting angular balconies - this in a nutshell defines the visual impact of Ravel Plaza Amsterdam, a foliage-covered high-rise complex conceptualized for the city's financial district. Proposed by Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV (in collaboration with property developer OVG Real Estate), the incredible design was ceremoniously selected by the…