Plans for the first sustainable city of Mars has officially been revealed. The idea rendered by architect firm ABIBOO has unveiled a design for over five Martian cities, including the space capital city of Nüwa. Nüwa will act as a functioning city and host a plethora of offices, homes and green spaces. The capital is … Continue reading Construction on the city of Nüwa on Mars can begin by 2054 and finish by 2100
Photos reveal the Museum of the Future in Dubai, which was designed by architecture studio Killa Design and engineered by Buro Happold, with its exterior largely complete. Created for the Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future will contain exhibitions on innovative design and was designed to have a dynamic form that represents the … Continue reading Calligraphy-covered Museum of the Future nears completion in Dubai
Dom Publishers' ambitious Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide covers the history and significant buildings of 49 countries in Africa. Its editors explain the aim of the multi-volume publication in the first of a seven-part collaboration focused on the architecture of the continent. Edited by Philipp Meuser and Adil Dalbai, with contributions from nearly 350 authors, the … Continue reading This Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide covers the history and significant buildings of 49 countries in Africa.
Toronto-based artist Krista Kim has sold the first NFT-backed digital home for over half a million dollars, as interest in virtual design continues to grow. Named Mars House, the digital home designed by Kim was sold on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SuperRare for 288 Ether ($512,000), a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Based on blockchain technology, … Continue reading First NFT digital house in the world sold for over $500,000
American interior designer Kelly Wearstler has designed a virtual garage in the desert that she imagines housing basketball player LeBron James' electric Hummer. Informed by California's modernist architecture and the landscape around Joshua Tree, the house-garage hybrid was designed to mark the launch of the electric Hummer with James envisioned as the client. "I imagined … Continue reading LeBron James gets a virtual garage in the desert for his electric Hummer.
The Gateway Foundation has announced that it intends to open the first hotel in space, named Voyager Station, in 2027. Voyager Station will be built by construction company Orbital Assembly Corporation, which describes itself as "the world's first large scale space construction company". According to the organisation, construction of the 50,000-square-metre facility will start in … Continue reading First space hotel set to open in 2027
Image by George Steinmetz <p style="line-height:1.5" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">A visit to the Canary Islands will twist your head with surprise. So too, will its vines and wines.A visit to the Canary Islands will twist your head with surprise. So too, will its vines and wines. THESE otherworldly hollows make up an improbable vineyard, … Continue reading Vineyards sit in moon-like craters on a volcano in Lanzarote
Frustrated with the slow municipal response to the problem of plastic waste, Matee told Reuters, “I was tired of being on the sidelines.” With her background in material sciences, the young entrepreneur designed a system which converts high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics into solid bricks. She founded Gjenge Makers in Nairobi to … Continue reading Kenyan materials engineer Nzambi Matee invents Plastic Bricks That Are Stronger Than Concrete
Mulalo Nego Negondeni—a 26-year-old man from Mukula Village in Limpopo Province, South Africa—proves that you can create incredible art from even the most unlikely materials. NegoCity is this artist's 12-year-long project featuring a mini-city in his parent’s backyard made out of recycled materials. “When I first saw the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadium that hosted … Continue reading Mulalo Nego Creates a Replica of Johannesburg in His Backyard With Recycled Materials
Once completed, the Djibouti Towers will be the tallest complex of skyscrapers in Africa. The 43-story building is comprised of three volumes, each one honoring the national symbols of the country. At the center, a slim tower is meant to resemble a spear and features a shield and star, as well as a rotating ball … Continue reading Djibouti Towers Set to be the tallest complex of skyscrapers in Africa.