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This Future Skyscraper Houses a Desert, a Jungle, a Glacier, and More

Poland-based architecture collective BOMP talks about their winning submission to eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper competition.
DJ Pangburn
7.25.15
Design

Charge Your Phone with This 3D-Printed Tree

VTT designs a new energy-harvesting prototype with patterned solar panels for leaves, and a biocomposite trunk.
Kevin Holmes
3.4.15
Design

Paris, 2050: The Smog-Eating Smart City of the Future?

See Vincent Callebaut Architectures plans for 8 buildings that would recast Paris as sustainable utopia.
Becky Chung
1.12.15
Design

A Look At 10 Years Of MAD Architects With 10 Incredible Buildings

To honor Ma Yansong's MAD Architects' 10th anniversary, we took a look at 10 of their wildest designs.
Sami Emory
9.30.14
Design

Architects Plan To Save Urban Wildlife With A Floating Nature Tower

We spoke to Waterstudio co-founder Koen Olthuis about his ambitious plan to build floating wildlife preserves inside major cities.
Joost Mollen
9.11.14
Design

A Beautiful Waste-To-Energy Plant Glows In Denmark

Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat's Incineration Line waste management center powers Roskilde and radiates like the garbage that burns inside.
Emerson Rosenthal
9.5.14
Design

Concept Towers Could Bring Rice Farming To Hong Kong's Skyline

A proposed building with rice terraces and a built-in rain irrigation system could make cooking dinner easier than ever.
Andrew Nunes
8.13.14
Design

6,000 Plastic Bottles And LEDs Used To Make Glowing Labyrinth In Poland

Spanish art collective, Luzinterruptus, worked with a polish bottling plant to create an urban light installation you can literally get lost in.
Matthew James Clarke
6.12.14
Design

Proposed High-Rise Farm Would Build Gardens In The Sky

"Urban Skyfarm" could turn your city's skyscrapers into lush ecosystems.
Johnny Magdaleno
6.5.14
Design

This Solar-Powered Tornado Sculpture Lights Up And "Talks" To You

Ray is an eco-friendly light installation at Vivid Festival in Sydney that has a personality of its own.
Zach Sokol
6.4.14
Design

New Building Facade Will Absorb The Smog In Milan

The stunning Palazzo Italia, built for the upcoming Milan Expo 2015, turns pollutants into inert salts.
Zach Sokol
5.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Milos Milivojevic Makes Green Design Look Good

The fashionable architect's most recent work is the world's first public solar charger for mobile devices.
Zach Sokol
6.26.13