Futuristic floating home lets you go eco-friendly on the water
These tiny houses are made of recycled aluminum and powered by rooftop photovoltaic systems. Natural ventilation makes the house have low energy demands, and 98 percent of the home’s materials are recyclable!
REIMAGINING BROADWAY AS A PEDESTRIAN-ONLY PUBLIC PARK
The Green Line proposes to build a 2.5-mile long park along one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares: Broadway.
The park would run from Columbus Circle to Union Square, banning all cars and trucks and opening up the space between Times Square, Herald Square, and Madison Square Park to a more peaceful kind of traffi. It would also improve the city’s drainage system by eliminating a significant amount of asphalt, and allowing for more groundwater retention.
HERE ARE THE SECRETIVE NORMAN FOSTER PLANS FOR CHICAGO’S NEW APPLE STORE
NYC’s glass box style Apple Stores clearly weren’t good enough for Chicago’s waterfront — Foster’s stunning plan for the Windy City incorporates the low-slung rooflines and wide gables popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright. Foster is also the brain behind Apple’s enormous spaceship-like campus in Cupertino.
The Eccentric, Unbuilt Skyscrapers of Rem Koolhaas’s OMA
The Office of Metropolitan Architecture is known for being both wildly creative and more than a little cerebral. These images of its unbuilt designs show just how far its designers have been willing to go.