Ah, you've got to love that new subway smell. Or, at least, the lack on an old subway smell. Seen here is the Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan, which is currently being hailed as the youngest metro in the world. Since it was completed in December, we're guessing it still is, and boy is it fancy.
As cities across the globe stretch their limits to meet the needs of seven billion people, often wildlife habitats are displaced along the way. Fortunately, there are those who are thinking about innovative ways to create new environments to preserve wildlife. One such idea is the "Sea Tree," a giant self-sustaining eco-structure designed to rise out water, serving as a haven for flora and fauna only.
Other than flying cars and robot maids, the one thing many of us wanted from the classic sci-fi cartoon The Jetsons is that amazing house. Well, believe it or not, it actually exists in the farthest inner reaches of Japan.
A different kind of sustainable architecture has reached to remote Loita, Kenya, where a new computer learning center and library blending modern planning and traditional Masaai decoration is now standing. Incredibly, the stunning artwork decorating the building was created from bottle caps donated from around the world after appeals went out via social media.
Nearly every sci-fi fan imagines what it would be like to own a secluded lair specially equipped to wait out the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Now there's a real option for just such a situation, if you've got the cash.
Twisted steel columns somehow manage to reflect an open, airy base as they rise 1000 feet into the sky, holding a forest garden. The ambitious architectural design, though made of modern material will mimic the look of a classic Taiwanese Banyan tree forest rising above the cityscape.
When Apple debuted the sketches outlining its design plans for its new headquarters, the stunningly futuristic architecture garnered a lot of attention. Now we're getting an even better look at what Apple has in store.
I'm not entirely sure what Tron does for a living. Plays video games and rides expensive motorcycles, I guess. And if I were Tron, I'd insist on a working environment like this one.
Although Japan remains one of the oldest cultures around with a modern footprint, the country is nevertheless constantly on the forefront of building design futurism. Oddly, some of its wildest buildings are also some of its oldest.
What if the Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Tower weren't just tourist attractions but full-fledged power plants? That's the dream one group of architects hope to bring to Taiwan with their new Tower of Power concept.