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Whoa, this spire is almost too sick for words. With a futuristic Lord of the Rings look, the Hydra Skyscraper just took an honorable mention award in the 2011 Evolo Skyscraper Competition. The spire has an exoskeleton made from graphene, which Inhabitat calls a "carbon super-material that is 200 times stronger than steel and highly conductive to heat and electricity." The concept super-tower has......read more

A Skyscraper for Bees

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Architecture students from the University of Buffalo create a towering beehive

Between the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder and pesticide poisoning, it's been a rough few years for bees. According to recent estimates from the  Department of Agriculture, around ten million hives have been lost over the past seven years. The ecological tragedy is being met with all sorts of innovative approaches to creating new bee habitats. The latest, designed by students at......read more

UCLA Creates Transparent Solar Film for Energy-Producing Windows

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Clear polymer solar cells could cover skyscrapers and tablets

Imagine, if you will, a world where building windows and computer screens produce electricity via clear solar cells. Well, it may not be as far off as you think. Researchers at the UCLA have developed a new transparent solar cell that can absorb radiation without compromising your ability to see through it. That means that the film can be attached to glass and......read more

Gesterbine Skyscraper

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A Polish architecture firm's visionary concept for a net-zero skyscraper.

With dozens of wind turbines integrated into the building and tendrils hanging down like tree roots, the Gesterbine Skyscraper looks like an imaginative piece of science fiction. And, in a way, it is. The building concept, envisioned by Polish architects mode:lina for the eVolo Magazine 2010 Skyscraper Competition, may be more fanciful than realistic; but hey, people thought geodesic domes were......read more

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