Is this the future of sustainable architecture? Farmscrapers, a concept developed by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut to introduce natural ecosystems into cities, are made from piles of giant glass pebbles. Entitled ‘Asian Cairns’, this site in Shenzhen, China has been conceptualized as a response to the rapid urbanization going on in the country.
Callebaut says of the project, “The challenge is to create a fertile urbanisation with zero carbon emissions and with positive energy. This means producing more energy that it consumes, in order to conciliate the economical development with the protection of the planet.”
They remind us of DNA strands, anyone else?


A week in pictures from Art Basel 2013 (continued)

1. Galerie Tschudi
2. Gagosian Gallery
3. Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery
4. 303 Gallery
5. Modern Art Gallery
6. El Anatsui’s work at London’s October Gallery
7. Galerie Maria Wettergren
8. Gallery Seomi
9. Gallery Libby Sellers
10. Sebastian + Barquet