Mall of the World – Dubai Dubai is less a city and more a perpetually ongoing World’s Fair more and more. Crazy thing after crazy thing emerges from that place, but that’s just how Dubai rolls. What other city would build a city inside of itself? (Video)
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Office of the future. If the cubicle is dead then what’s next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car, city in itself, or a cabin in the forest? The workplace of the future will be a park, according to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC.
3D printed house made from Saltygloo. Emerging Objects are re-imagining the process that goes into constructing a 3D home by blending traditional methods and 3D printing manufacturing. (Pics)
Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall As part of the ‘Robotics in Timber Construction’ research project at the University of Stuttgart, the peanut-shaped pavilion, Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, was created. Constructed entirely by a robotic prefab building system, it showcases the current developments and innovations in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. (Video)
Bridge cities of Italy Futuristic cities hold a strong appeal in our imaginations. The idea that some of the most outlandish cities from science fiction might be within our technical reach tomorrow is exciting. Here is a collection of some very interesting, fascinating, and exciting futuristic city concepts. (Photos)
How do you envision the future of architecture? The great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright said, “every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” His visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic […]
Rubber sidewalk We may not give a second thought to the ground we walk on, but a new rubber tile market has emerged and with it, a new and creative prospect for the future of municipal walkways. There are companies presently at work whose sole focus is trying to provide a viable alternative to the […]
Rain House This concrete house turns into an oversized water filter every time it rains. Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on display during Milan Design Week last month, complete with a fake cloud overhead to show it […]
Aerographite Scientists are always on the look out for lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient materials. Here’s a glance at some materials that will change the way we build things in the future.
Huge concrete bridges will be turned into vertically-stacked neighborhoods. Along an old highway that winds through the mountains in southern Italy, a series of huge concrete bridges will eventually be turned into vertically stacked neighborhoods–as long as the government can come up with the cash to build the project. (Pics)