Futuristic Architecture Around the World
Vertical Forest in Milan. Each apartment balcony will feature trees that will provide shade during the summer months, and drop their leaves in winter to allow for winter sunlight. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Bosco Verticale, Milan's Vertical Forested Building
Milan’s Awesome Vertical Forest
Kunsthaus Graz (also known as the Graz Art Museum or the Friendly Alien), designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, opened in Graz, Austria, 2003.
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New expansion of the Shenzen International Airport in China
The Tower Infinity near Seoul's Incheon Airport -- to be the world's first 'invisible' skyscraper
The World's largest building: the New Century Global Center (5.5 million square feet of floor space) in Chengdu, China
The World's Largest Building Is Open For Business
Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) zero-energy apartment complex in Hamburg Germany, with algae-filled bio-adaptive shell
Aqua Tower, Chicago... Reflective glass makes a beautiful facade but can be deadly for birds when they can't tell the glass from the sky. Studio Gang Architects designed Aqua Tower with that in mind: the undulating concrete terraces provide balcony space for residents and help restrict the angle of reflections. Railings and glass made with a small amount of ceramic help break the reflections further, making the 859-foot tower, completed in 2010, exemplary for bird safety.
Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Salk Institute for Biological Studies at UCSD, La Jolla