Archived Articles: green

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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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 ...

Casa Cargo: Containers Frame Photographer’s Sustainable Home

Shaping both living spaces and modular work studios, a set of shipping containers were combined with a series of green building strategies to make this a place ...

Form Follows Footprint: Forest Retreat Just Fits Local Codes

A creative response to a new legal loophole, this structure is designed specifically to test the limits of a Swedish planning law allowing buildings under a ...

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 ...

Vertical City Farming: Undulating Mixed-Use Urban Community

Designed to provide a spaces for public gardening as well as senior living, this hybrid complex has a rich array of green roofs, terraces and facades allowing ...

Seabed City: Japanese Company Designs Underwater Ocean Spiral

Slated to cost over $25 billion and take 5 years to complete, this incredible proposal starts a with a living sphere that spans over 1,500 feet below the ...

Starry Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh

Opening last night in Nuenen, Holland, this illuminated cycling surface is free to the public, storing sunlight during the day to create stellar patterns to ...

Guerrilla Moss Graffiti: 8-Step DIY Guide to Green Wall Art

Seed bombs and shotgun shell sprouts are not the only weapons in a guerrilla war for urban gardens and green street art – moss is a great material that ...

Aerial Urbanism: Hyper-Dense ‘Cloud City’ Redefines Skylines

A complex spanning in seemingly all directions, this sky-oriented, cloud-shaped, forward-thinking design has just won the Shenzhen Super City Competition in ...

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