It’s Monday folks, a fact you no doubt already knew. If only we didn’t know the rest of it — walls of water, crushed cities, wars and rumors of wars, temperatures rising, forests burning, animals and people searching for water, for food, for shelter, for loved ones, for hope, a future to hope for.
But we struck gold; we found hope in a collection of winners, people who looked at architecture in 2022 and saw SO much more than building design, they’re the 2022 winners and honorable mentions of the innovative skyscraper designs. Sounds ridiculous? Not so, because these designs are for skyscrapers that stand through tsunamis, that filter out viruses, and not just COVID, that convert our overload of CO2 into usable materials, that produce water, that are self contained through recycling and reconstituting, that make use of formerly wasted land from strip mines, that produce food in self contained skyscrapers, that provide safe living in nuclear zones.
Tsunami Park Skyscraper
Sanctuary Above The Tomb: Inhabiting Radioactive Marshall Islands
Hyper-Mask Skyscraperfor Pandemics
The City Chloroplast: A Skyscrapers That Absorbs Co₂ And Converts It Into Starch
Air Purification Skyscraper
Tree Skyscraper In South Sudanfor Water Production
Skyscraper For Open Pit Mines
If the last week or two has led you into hopeless territory, there are projects on drawing boards as we speak addressing the issues we deal with daily, hurricanes, threats of nukes, droughts, homelessness, pollution.
This is today’s free chat— any topic is of interest as long as it’s sane and within reason, and check out the futuristic buildings link— there are many more in the article than I listed here, meanwhile, share and share alike— what’s going on in your world?