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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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May 11 — Jan 12
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Sustainable Crystallized Structures
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
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
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
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
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
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
Manure-Powered Urban Farms
Manure-Powered Urban Farms
Gastropolis by All That is Solid Converts Methane Into Energy
If you can't wait to see what the future of farming will be, then you're definitely going to want to check out Gastropolis by All That is Solid. Even if you didn't go through a 4H program in high school,… MORE

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