China's 'farmscrapers' are highrises that will generate their own food

The Chinese city of Shenzhen recently commissioned the French firm Vincent Callebaut Architects to come up with an innovative and sustainable building solution for the growing metropolis. The result is this: The Shenzhen Asian Cairn Farmscraper project, an initiative consisting of six mix-used towers structured like… »3/05/13 11:32am3/05/13 11:32am

China's plan to build a massive 120 million-square-foot city — from scratch

The Chinese government has approved the final design for a massive planned city scheduled for construction along the rim of a 3.85 kilometer (2.4 mile) lake. Upon completion, Meixi Lake City will provide home to over 180,000 inhabitants and occupy a space that's 120 million square feet in size. The design, which was… »12/14/12 4:00pm12/14/12 4:00pm

The Architect Who Gave the Future "Sensual Curves"

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer passed away last week at the tender age of 104 (he died two weeks shy of his 105th birthday). Regarded as a pioneer in the development of modern architecture, he will be primarily remembered for his design of Brasilia's civic buildings — the planned city that became Brazil's capital… »12/10/12 12:05pm12/10/12 12:05pm