The World's 15 Most Futuristic, Forward-Thinking Buildings

The World's 15 Most Futuristic, Forward-Thinking Buildings

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These cool buildings give us a glimpse at what our future holds, such as harvesting water from clouds, creating high-rise rain forests, and offering perks like charging stations for electric cars.

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    The Living's Hy-Fi structure at MoMA PS1 is made out of living mycelium bricks.
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    The Seattle Library attempts to make libraries relevant in the digital age by turning it into a gathering place for the community.
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    Local craftsmen helped to build these doctors homes at the Butaro, Rwanda hospital.
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    J. Mayer H.'s massive parasol in the center of Seville, Spain is a modern wonder set against Roman ruins.
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    The Alcabideche Social Complex in Portugal was designed with the elderly in mind. The translucent roofs turn red in the case of an emergency.
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    Considered an architecture marvel, it stands at a height of 102 meters with nine spheres of stainless steel connected to each other by tubes.
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    The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, also known as the Khalifa towers are actually so tall that you can watch two sunsets on the same day.
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    This dramatic green urban structure aims to reap the benefits of the latest sustainable technology with measures such as LED Lighting, high efficiency ventilation whilst also harnessing solar energy through translucent glass.
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    This singular structure has become an icon for modernist architecture. Completed way back in 1962, its most striking feature is its row of seventeen spires as well as its stunning chapel.
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    It boasts rare features like a 54 foot continuous flow escalator housed within a tube-like glass structure, a rooftop planted with rare, drought tolerant plant species, and a leap frog forest of glowing amphibians.
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    This slightly trippy garden fantasy land also consists of shell shaped greenhouse, thousands of rare plants in huge domed conservatives and a man-made waterfall which provides a fantastic view at night.
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    Designed to be energy and carbon neutral, it has a green roof that filters the building’s gray water, rain water collection and a unique pavement that allows the water to seep into the soil, preventing wastage and run-off.
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