Sustainitecture

More than just green, these structures are built to sustain themselves
Implications - The last year has seen more and more designs of eco-friendly architecture, the most ambitious of which are sky-scraping towers that can actually, according to their designers, sustain themselves. Through the use of special agricultural systems and alternative energy elements, these structures are built to achieve a level of unprecedented sustainability, based on goals to feed large percentages of urban populations. As unbelievable as some of the designs seem, these self-sustaining buildings could very well be the future of architecture.
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Sustainable Crystallized Structures - The London Farm Tower is a Solution to Food Crisis
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Hot 8,823 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 11
Sustainable Crystallized Structures
The London Farm Tower is a Solution to Food Crisis
The prices at the grocery store keep on climbing for a reason; therefore, the London Farm Tower concept could be a great proposal for the very near future. Created to provide a solution to potential food… [More]
Self-Sustaining Cubitecture - Matrix Gateway Complex is an Astounding Innovative Green Structure
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Warm 11,245 Clicks Pub: Aug 20, 11
Self-Sustaining Cubitecture
Matrix Gateway Complex is an Astounding Innovative Green Structure
This gigantic 180-meter cube, set to be located in Dubai, is called the Matrix Gateway Complex and is an eco-friendly and technologically innovative building design by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture.… [More]
City-Saving Eco Structures - Riparian Urbanism Aims to Revitalize the City of Detroit
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Warm 6,667 Clicks Pub: May 19, 11
City-Saving Eco Structures
Riparian Urbanism Aims to Revitalize the City of Detroit
Riparian Urbanism is a conceptual urban farm designed by Sprout Design & Media to breathe life back into the dying city of Detroit. The Motor City has seen a decline in recent years, thanks to the struggles… [More]
Mile-High Urban Farms - The Bionic Arch is the Latest Eco Project from Vincent Callebaut
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Mild 5,481 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 11
Mile-High Urban Farms
The Bionic Arch is the Latest Eco Project from Vincent Callebaut
Architect Vincent Callebaut is known for drafting outlandish building projects that virtually beg to be laughed at by financiers -- the Bionic Arch, however, is another matter altogether. The Belgian… [More]
Actualized Urban Jungles - Vertical Farms for the AWR Competition are the Future of London
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Mild 4,698 Clicks Pub: Sep 13, 11
Actualized Urban Jungles
Vertical Farms for the AWR Competition are the Future of London
The attached designs for AWR's LOFT 2011 competition may be unconventional, but you'd better get used to the idea of vertical farms because they're among the most efficient means of food production and… [More]
Sustainable Twin Towers - Vikas Pawar Designs an Eco-Friendly Set of Towers for Northern India
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Mild 7,981 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 11
Sustainable Twin Towers
Vikas Pawar Designs an Eco-Friendly Set of Towers for Northern India
Vikas Pawar is an Indian architect who has designed a sustainable set of towers for Northern India which are expected to provide both food and shelter. The aptly named Eco Skyscrapers have a unique look… [More]