Archived Articles: Conceptual & Futuristic

The future is now, but beyond that are some incredible concept technologies and designs that are much closer than most people realize. Here you will find some of the most exciting soon-to-be-innovations ready to make the leap from virtual to actual reality.

Recycled Skylines: 8 Green Urban Tower Typologies for 2050

Exploring eco-friendly strategies for cities, this series of conceptual ‘Smart Tower’ skyscrapers and mid-rise structures incorporates design ...

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Face Hacking: Transformations via 3D Projection Mapping

Actors gain access to thousands of different faces instantaneously as their facial topography is scanned and altered in real-time using 3D projection mapping. ...

Power Grows on Trees: Wind Energy via Leafy Green Turbines

Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban contexts, these new trunk-style towers support suspended leaf-shaped ...

Non-Stop Rail: 2 Future Trains Pick Up Passengers in Motion

Saving time, energy and bridging the gap between high-speed rail and local-only service, these proposed solutions (each in their own unique way) let people ...

Driverless Living Space: Future Car Envisioned as Mobile Room

Blending elements of rigorous automotive and interior design, this concept car may look like a streamlined vehicle but is more akin to a communal living room ...

Exo-Prosthetics: Light, Cheap & Custom 3D-Printed Body Parts

Lightweight, individualized and inexpensive, this design and manufacturing strategy bends artificial limbs in new directions and promises a more personalized ...

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Breaking down one of the most difficult types of trash, this incredible working incubator turns sterilized plastic remnants into nutritional biomass humans ...

Future Materials: Lightweight Carbon Fiber Architecture

The buildings of the future might just look as lightweight as a spiderweb, seeming as if they could blow away at any moment, while actually being incredibly ...

4D Printing: Programmable Robotic Self-Assembling Materials

Imagine a shelter that unfolds itself in the rain, flat-pack furniture that deploys without instructions or tools when exposed to water or a ...

Omnidirectional Elevators: Maglev Tech to Reshape Skylines

Effectively using the same magnetic levitation technologies employed in high-speed trains, the MULTI elevator system conveys people horizontally as well as ...

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