Designed by ODA Architecture, this futuristic building at 303 East 44th Street Manhattan is aimed to offer residence a suburban backyard resulting in the ultimate urban fantasy. The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. When comes to the concern of wind and sunlight of garden, the designer said, “The expansive height of the space will permit a suffusion of sunlight throughout. The central core and perimeter design will dramatically reduce the wind load without sacrificing the 360-degree view.”
“White Tree” is an imaginative structure crafted by Sou Fujimoto Architects, along with Nicolas Laisné Associés and OXO Architects. Influenced by both Japanese and Mediterranean styles, the 17-storey mixed-use tower will accommodate residential units, office space, an art gallery, restaurant and a panoramic bar. This 10,000 square meter structure grows organically out of the ground, with a natural form that looks like tree branches. The various “branches” or decks provide shade for adjacent properties, and the architects imagined it as a vertical garden. Each of the highrise’s residents will select a preferred floor plan from a list of possible layouts, encouraging ‘free choice architecture’ with a series of modular spaces. The tower devises passive strategies throughout its design in order to ensure a comfortable and livable environment that feeds off locally available resources.
Inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean, Hrama designed a futuristic “City in the Sky” where gardens and oases soar far above the congestion and pollution that at times mars magnificent cities such as London and New York. The City in the Sky features glass and steel structures that support reflective ponds and sprawling lawns. Groves of trees offer a calm respite from the chaos far below.
Two years ago, we talked about the world’s first undersea restaurant which can also converted to a private bedroom on our site. It is nice but not as impressive as the one shown in today’s post. The Water Discus Underwater Hotel, the conceptual design of Deep Ocean Technology is designed as a modern and aquatic alternative to the mundane hotels in the Middle East.
The grand structure features several discs both above and below water. The central tower adjoins a saucer-shaped space approximately five to seven meters above sea level with another mobile one that is generally stationed about ten meters underwater. The lower deck has the ability to resurface above water in the event of an emergency. Otherwise, guests can enjoy one of the twenty-one suites in the lower disc that offers comfort with the additional visual benefit of the natural marine environment. It will be lovely to explore the depths of the ocean while taking advantage of the warm climate. [source]