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Desert Cities: Modular Nodal Network Idea for the Middle East

A combination of contemporary regionalism and sustainable urbanism, this design strategy proposed by an Italian architecture firm involves a series ...

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 ...

Celestial Cityscapes: Photographing Dubai from Above the Fog

Home to the tallest building in the world, Dubai is a city rich in skyscrapers that seem almost otherworldly when seen piercing through seasonal layers of ...

World’s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive

The statistics for this incredibly successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan are staggering: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day ...

Beware of Colour: Activists Highlight Decay with Pink Paint

Splashed with bright buckets of paint from roofs and windows, the colorfully defaced buildings of downtown Johannesburg have evoked different reactions from ...

10 Vintage London Paintings Superimposed on Street View Images

Blending fiction and reality, art and history, this series of superimpositions takes ‘then-and-now’ imagery all the back to the 18th Century on ...

Project Sprawl: Mesmerizing Algo-Generated Game Architecture

Facing down the difficult challenge of creating an ever-changing urban gaming environment, this digital designer went with a cheap alternative that is ...

Illegal Skyway: Chinese Homeowner Bridges 2 Highrise Condos

Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two ...

Hand-Grown Murals: Watch as Plant Paintings Take Over Walls

Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed ...

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 ...

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