October 28, 2009
Photo via: The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post blog has a fun way to get to know some fascinating concepts in architecture, all of which exemplify new technology and sustainability. It’s a poll called “11 Incredible Buildings from the Future” where you can rate startling new concepts on a scale of 1-10—Snooze to Super.
1. Design Act’s cubey submission for the World Expo 2010 Singapore Pavilion. And check out the winner. It’s amazing, too.
2. Daniel Libeskind’s graceful design submitted for Gazprom City, St. Petersburg, Russia. Looks a bit like the Herman Miller logo, so if they ever want a new headquarters, I say call Daniel.
3. Graft Lab’s Vertical Village, to be built in Dubai. Very solar. Great website.
4. Vincent Callebaut’s Dragonfly vertical farm—for urban agriculture on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. Huge, brilliant—and impossible?
5. Atkins Design Studio’s competition-winning hotel/resort concept built into an old quarry near Shanghai. Beastly eyesore turns beautiful.
6. David Fisher’s rotating, wind-and-sun-powered skyscraper in Dubai. Wild, mesmerizing.
7. James Law Cybertecture International’s Cybertecture Egg for Mumbai. Egg, or maybe a big pine nut.
8. Joachim Hauser’s Crescent Hydropolis in Dubai, a luxury underwater hotel. It even has a missile-defense system. Good!
9. ACME’s prize-winning submission for South Korea’s United Nations Peace Park. Geometry gone wild.
10. The twisty Cobra Tower. Maybe someday in Kuwait. Maybe not. An uncredited concept, could be a cool hoax.
11. Zaha Hadid’s stunning Performing Arts Center in Abu Dhabi is based on biomimicry.
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