Self-Sustained Smart Structure

Self-Sustained Smart Structure

Villa Sera is a self-sustained structure that harnesses power from solar panels, collects rainwater and uses gray water for plants, creating a microcosm that not only reduces the carbon footprint but contributes to the ecological system. The architecture is structured with steel and glass elements to form a strong, modern and spacious building. Greenhouse sections with innovative heat and air circulation for organic farming and plant growing support biodiversity further extending its self sufficiency.

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis

Mobile Living With Glam

Mobile Living With Glam

Monohedron is a prefab house that is mobile and suits almost any environment or climate. The idea is to move away from the predictable comfort of a brick and concrete home to something more versatile as this. With the options of adding layers of floors as per needs, the concept of your dream home takes on a whole new meaning. Customized and prefab are two words that don’t usually gel together well, but looks like this mobile home has sort of nailed it.

0 Designer: Andrej Cverha

Changing The Chinese Skyline

Changing The Chinese Skyline

Over the past few years Zaha Hadid and her band of architects have been making news in China. With their Guangzhou Opera House bagging many accolades and awards this year, we thought about recapturing for you in one page, how she is managing to change China’s skyline. There could be many political inferences we can draw from the sudden spate of modernizations in China. But for the sake of our interest in design, we stick only to admiring the beauty and integrity of these 5 magnificent projects.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects

Water Purifying Bridge

Water Purifying Bridge

This bridge proposal for the Amsterdam canals follows the form of a water vortex, pumping dirty canal water through steel tubes while creating a current to replace it with fresh water while also easing the cleanup process of the current boat system. The bridge also acts as a sanctuary for birds attracted to the clean water and even features a coffee shop for the many cyclists and pedestrians who would cross every day.

0 Designer: Margot Krasojevic

Interactive and Modular Roofs

Interactive and Modular Roofs

Here is an interesting concept of modularizing the roofs of buildings. The idea stems from the fact that roof gardens have a uni-directional focus with little or no variations. Design Prototype Interactive Roof are pixilated units that perform a unique function and interact according to the living space below it.

0 Designer: Nicolas Backal

Living Architecture

Living Architecture

The Turbine Bridge concept is a hydroelectric power station that also serves as a multifunctional space on Amsterdam’s Amstel River. On the main internal level there is space dedicated to pedestrian walkers and cyclists, cafes and stores while the upper level hosts terraces, playgrounds and spaces to relax. More than just a link between two sides of the river, the bridge aims to become a landmark where both locals and tourists can come together.

0 Designer: DWAWU Architects

A Dragon in the City

A Dragon in the City

This unorthodox structure, designed for Shangai’s city center, traverses over a man-made river and park system, serving as a peaceful landmark getaway for visitors and locals alike. The spiraling structure, named Sity, is ultramodern in approach, but was inspired by the ancient Chinese dragon. At once it is a striking beacon of the future and an instantaneously recognizable symbol of age-old tradition.

0 Designer: Sonik Module

Floating Island on the Move

Floating Island on the Move

The Solar Floating Resort is an example of what the distant future might hold when it comes to architecture, our reliance on renewable resources, and dealing with overpopulation on land. Covered completely in a photovoltaic skin, the resort is 100% self-sufficient and non-polluting.  On top of that, the floating palace is actually a modular system that divides into much smaller components that can be moved and assembled almost anywhere.

0 Designer: Michele Puzzolante

Concrete Beauty

Concrete Beauty

Situation on the west coast of the Baltic island of Öland, Villa Widlund stands out as a solid white, geometric, concrete landmark in perfect contrast with a backdrop of picturesque ocean views and serene beach landscapes. Construction and furnishings are minimal so that each room highlights the windows and spectacular outdoor views. Everything about this modern beach villa is dreamy – I’d have trouble deciding to be in or out!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

The New London Skyline

The New London Skyline

Deviating from the standard norm of product design on Yanko Design, I’d like to bring your attention this classy instillation called “London” at a Samsung UK flagship store in Westfields Shopping Centre. The impeccable interaction and graphics of instillation is one thing to be noted, however I’d like you to focus on the futuristic architecture of the London skyline. Compared to the current skyline seen here, the future foresees an elevated transportation system and windmills blending in with the skyscrapers.

0 Designer: Factory Fifteen

Rolling Building

Rolling Building

The “Migrant Skyscraper” is literally mobile, a giant, thin tire with a building and green space in the center. The concept behind the structure is in an unstable world, people need the stability of self-sufficiency to truly be free, and the future of architecture can help provide that. By constructing a safe haven for residents ensures they will have food to eat and water to drink, the Migrant Skyscraper affords people freedom despite what natural and social disasters may come.

0 Designers: Damian Przybyła by Rafał Przybyła

Amazing Modern Mobile Home

Amazing Modern Mobile Home

This cleverly compact mobile housing design by Mehdi Hidari Badie has got all the bases covered when it comes to making the most of limited space. With consideration to sustainable development standards, the unit utilizes a combination of steel, aluminum, recycled plastics, and thermoplastic insulation. The versatile design is not only incredibly easy to transport, but has a refined aesthetic that is unrecognizable as a mobile home once it’s been unfolded.

0 Designer: Mehdi Hidari Badie

Himalaya Water Tower

Himalaya Water Tower

Housed within 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains sits 40 percent of the world’s fresh water. The massive ice sheets are melting faster due to climate change, posing possible dire consequences for Asia, especially for the villages and cities that sit on the seven rivers fed from the Himalayas. The Himalaya Water Tower is a skyscraper located high in the mountain range that serves to store water and helps regulate its dispersal to the land below as the mountains’ natural supplies dry up.

0 Designers: Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao & Dongbai Song