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Archived Articles from design | Page 1 Preservation Puzzle: Extreme Ideas to Save Urban Facade Some serious fans, including a range of architects such as Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Tadao Ando, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, would like to see this structure saved.
Mixing leading global technologies with a botanical approach, a compact village inspired by a lily floating on the water with a walkable radius of 1km is set to appear on Dubai waters. Dubbed as Project Green Float , the futuristic project includes creation of a 3,300-foot high tower emblazoned with a vertical farm resting on a floating concrete lilypad with a diameter of 3 km. Some Japanese scientists, engineers and financiers have joined forces to make the green city – conceived by Shimizu Corporation of Japan – a living, breathing reality by the year 2005. Perfectly suited to the equatorial region with plenty of sunlight and minimal impact of typhoons, the Green Float project will utilize solar power, low wind speeds and temperature variations to the fullest use. Super-light alloys from magnesium found in seawater will lend supreme strength to the tower structure.
Like some kind of modern home-building ninja, this contractor has turned a boring routine construction procedure into an awe-inspiring pseudo-art form that may even be world record-worthy.