Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

October 4, 2017 by  
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Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. Italian architect Luca Curci has just unveiled a design that envisions a soaring zero-energy tower infused with greenery on each level that will be planted into the sea floor, resulting in what could be the future of self-contained architecture. Curci’s proposed Vertical City tower would consists of 10 overlapping modular layers, reaching a height of 2,460 feet with 180 floors. The facade would be clad with a membrane of photovoltaic glass, which would generate sufficient energy for the entire building and then some. Related: This futuristic vertical factory feeds off a city’s waste to produce energy The tower would have 190,000 square feet of floor surface that would be used for residences, offices, services, retail space, and various facilities. The tower design would be focused on providing a healthy, vibrant environment that connects the residents and workers with nature. For example, the tower would have ample air circulation and natural light on each level thanks to numerous perforated slots throughout the tower’s exterior. Additionally, the design calls for over 66,000 feet of outdoor green space spread throughout the building, including a public open-air garden plaza on the rooftop. The massive tower’s base would be planted firmly into the sea floor. The submerged floors would house the parking and technical areas, as well as various amenities such as spas, mediation centers, a workout center, etc. A handful of luxury hotels rooms would also be completely submerged underwater, offering a unique experience as well as amazing views of marine life. Access to the Vertical City would be possible by water, land or air. The circular base would have external and internal docks as well as multiple naval entries for large and small boats. The tower would be connected to the mainland via a semi-submerged bridge for pedestrians, cars, and an electric-based public transportation system . For air arrivals, the building will be topped with a heliport. + Luca Curci Images via Luca Curci Architects

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The Force is Strong With This Sandcrawler-Inspired Star Wars House in South Korea

September 19, 2014 by  
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join the People’s Climate March This Sunday in NYC

September 19, 2014 by  
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In an unprecedented announcement, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon just revealed that he will be joining the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday, September 21st. Showing his personal commitment to the issue, he told a press conference : “I will link arms with those marching for climate action. We stand with them on the right side of this key issue for our common future.” Read on for further details and to find out how you can join Secretary-General Ban! Read the rest of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join the People’s Climate March This Sunday in NYC Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , activism , ban ki-moon , Climate Change , global warming , march , People’s Climate March , public rally , UN , UN climate change conference , UN Climate Summit New York , United Nations

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Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity

September 17, 2014 by  
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Artist Envisions Futuristic Fort-Like Homes Designed to Withstand Hurricanes

March 28, 2014 by  
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Guangzhou’s Elegant Canton Tower is the Tallest Building in China

July 11, 2012 by  
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