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An architect wants to build an underwater tennis court in Dubai

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A Polish architect by the name of Krysztof Kotala has released designs for an audacious project with his design firm, 8+8 Concept Studio: a tennis facility located entirely underwater just off the coast of Dubai, where spectators could choose to watch the games below them, or the sea life above them through a massive glass dome.

- Of course, it’s worth noting that this design, for now, is just a concept. There are no plans to build such a structure, and actually doing so would require confronting massive engineering challenges and astronomical costs. The architectural blog Archpaper noted that the design would require a glass pane at least 108 feet wide—several times larger than the 32-foot-pane standard in manufacturing. Building a curved sheet of glass of that size, as depicted in the renderings, is unprecedented.

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Let's All Live in a Giant, Retrofitted Oil Tanker

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It’s hard to imagine oil tankers disappearing anytime soon. Yet Amsterdam’s Chris Collaris believes it could happen, either from the rise of clean energy, economic crises cutting demand for crude, or the construction of oceanic pipelines. So Collaris and other designers have devised a contingency plan should the seas get flooded with unwanted tankers: Drag them close to shore and pimp them out as trendy developments.

- Here’s how the designers envision their inaugural ship, dubbed “The Black Gold”: --- The inside height makes it possible to stack multiple open floor areas or closed building volumes within the body of the ship. But also big open spaces for museum and cultural exhibition are within the ships’ enormous interior volume potential. Places for longer stay or exceptional acoustic demands can easily be accommodated in extra box structures within the vessels’ body. The enormous body of the ship can accommodate a serious village area. The renovated deck accommodates a swimming pool with glass bottom on top of the ships’ main entrance and a pedestrian scenic night route is accommodated on top of the former deck piping.

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Extending the traditional city into the third dimension

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Whatever the hell this is, it looks kind of refreshing.
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Car elevators make so much sense but they are uncommon if built at all. They must be as expensive as they look.
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Whatever the hell this is, it looks kind of refreshing.
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Radical Visions of Chicago’s Future Skyline

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MANY OF THE designs on display at the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial could be implemented anywhere. But the event’s creative team was thinking of the Windy City, specifically, when it organized BOLD: Alternative Scenarios For Chicago, a collection of radical, Chicago-centric proposals from more than a dozen local offices.

The show-within-a-show was organized by Iker Gil, director of local firm MAS Studio. Like most speculative work, the plans require some willing suspension of disbelief in terms of their scope and implementation. But most contain smart suggestions for a metropolis whose basic infrastructures have been in place for well over a century. --- “They are looking at the future, but they are still very grounded in the realities of the city,” said Gil, who also serves as editor-in-chief of the design quarterly MAS Context. “We want to make people think about how new ideas like these could be implemented.”

The variety of designers—from emerging to world-famous—and approaches—from region-altering master plans to offbeat architectural innovations—gives the series what Gil calls a “comprehensive view” of the city, and “the role of architects at all scales.” “They don’t just do houses,” he says. --- Some proposals take a singular approach, suggesting grand urban transformations. UrbanLab’s Filter Island imagines bioswales, wetlands, and other natural filters for the Chicago River’s pollutants as elements in a vast and colorful public park.

Port Urbanism’s The Big Shift proposes moving Lake Shore Drive—currently a barrier past which development is prohibited—eastward, and, through landfill and road tunneling, clearing the way for a new skyline and 150-acre public waterfront. “The fact of the matter is Chicago’s really big urban moves are in the past. To not look forward to how the city might transform in the next century is a missed opportunity,” said Port Urbanism’s Christopher Marcinkoski. Others opt for a more organic, infill-focused approach.

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Port Urbanism's The Big Shift proposes moving Lake Shore Drive eastward and, through landfill and tunneling, creating about 300 acres for new development and public space.
















Logistical Ecologies by Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape. Residential and industrial uses would be combined to promote activity and re-use aging infrastructure.






JGMA's proposal for a Wellness Center in Humboldt Park; part of David Brown's The Available City.






UrbanLab's Filter Island creates a colorful new public park from natural filters for the Chicago River.






Chicago Public Library Competition, by Design With Company. One building would contain several structures, with styles and landmarks from various time periods.






Model (left) and drawing (right) for The High LIfe by SOM and CAMESgibson. Each cantilevered section would be developed as its own neighborhood.






The Available City envisions collective uses for Chicago's thousands of empty lots.

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BEEHIVES AND MOONS: OUR FUTURE CITIES?

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The buildings, mirroring the looks of giant beehives, are designed to support our current lifestyle where people can live, work, socialise, learn and create cultures.

- To ensure a fluid community all structures are connected via roads, parks and running streets. The masterplan ensures that all aspects of a successful living space have been addressed; however the architects have designed the project to be tailored to various building environments.

- There are varied sizes of each structure to account for their uses and the moons on the sea are broken into three categories. The largest moons at 190m high host residences, hotels and private apartments; the middle moons, 115m high, feature hotels that are reachable by sea, air, and by road; and the smallest, 90m high, are private residences with the luxury of private access from only sea and air.

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IS LIVING TOGETHER THE FUTURE FOR CITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

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'Desert City is a project not just about architecture, but it's about a way of life. It's about communities. It's a new way.' LCA has created a series of 'identity places' that are the structures making up the city. These comprise residential and social areas, plus other necessary facilities.

- The smallest buildings host houses for one to two families or small communities of up to five families. The medium structures hold facilities such as research, cultural, administrative and service centres. The largest buildings are used for more complex facilities with a population of 2-5,000 inhabitants. Furthermore, these buildings will contain all the required jobs and workplaces with cultural and social facilities. Here the houses reflect a traditional Arab home and is organised around a central courtyard where open air provides light and ventilation.

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SEEING INTO THE FUTURE OF SKYSCRAPER DESIGN

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Much like the growing number of skyscrapers in the world today, this concept also proposes building vertically; however, this city will be settled on the sea floor.

- Although these vertical cities may echo that of the modern skyscraper, the similarities end there. While skyscrapers embody a compact form with a smooth exterior alienated from its surroundings, this project achieves an avant-garde twist with its open and perforated structure, plus implementing greenery on each level to provide light and ventilation. These green zones are located on most levels and provide a social space as well as private gardens.

- The purpose of the green spaces is to assist residents in achieving a healthier lifestyle - something many countries worldwide are striving for. The skyscraper's key point of difference is that it is based on the seabed with underwater levels playing host to parking and technical areas. Facilities including spas, meditation centres, gyms and opulent hotels will be sporting impressive underwater sea views. If sea life swimming by while you're at the gym doesn't keep your mind occupied, I don't know what else will.

- A semi-submerged bridge will provide access to the mainland by foot, car and public electric transport, in addition to regular access via water, land and air. There is also a helipad on top of the tower on the upper garden square, presumably as a quick-access route. The basement is fully equipped with internal and external docking facilities and three naval entries - allowing large boats to dock on the external berths. This way, smaller public or private boats may navigate into the inner gulf.

- The building is proposed to be 750m (2,466ft) high, less than 100m short of the towering Burj Khalifa (829.8m). 180 floors comprise the building with total volume of 3,750,000 cu m, which will be capable of hosting 25,000 people. Of the entire building, a huge 200,000sq m will be comprised of green space, that's 25% of the entire floor area (800,000 sq m) dedicated to greenery and supporting a healthier and more organic future.

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[QUOTE=M II A II R II K;7205155]Radical Visions of Chicago’s Future Skyline




What kills me about these images is that someone put a lot of thought into them, but not an ounce into all those empty acres to the west. No one in Chicago is going to pay to carve a measly 300 acres out of the lake when there's an easy few thousand lying empty, most next to existing transit lines. Not till they're all packed full. Even then I don't see it.
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I find it fascinating, that their would be any form of discussion about pushing into Lake Michigan, rather than redoing the area around Soldier Field.

...let alone, some form of critique, against the nearby Lucas Museum proposal! (For as much as I enjoy Grant/Millennium Park, I find it curious how the designers have added such an extensive use of curves to the waters edge, rather than expand upon the city's natural grid! Fit's with MAD's mountain concept....but again, be curious to more).

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10 Scariest Futuristic Architecture Projects

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New York Horizon

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Is there a way to make Central Park available to more people? Our proposal is a hybrid multi-functional mega structure. Not by building up, but by digging down, it reveals the bedrock (mountain) that was hidden under Central Park, and creates space along the new cliff.

- The ambition is to reverse the traditional relationship between landscape and architecture, in a way that every occupiable space has direct connection to the nature. The 1000-feet tall, 100-feet deep mega structure provides a total floor area of 7 square miles, which is about 80 times greater than the Empire State Building. Wrapping all four sides of the new Central Park. This system breaks the traditional perception of large-scale skyscrapers without taking valuable ground area of Manhattan.

- The soil removed from the original park is relocated to various neighborhoods, which will be demolished and moved into the new structure. This creates a new urban condition, where landscape can serve as an inherent part of the city. With its highly reflective glass cover on all sides, the landscape inside the new park can reach beyond physical boundaries, creating an illusion of infinity. In the heart of New York City, a New Horizon is born.

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