An ambitious concept by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut for an oceanic city made from a 3D printed combination of algae and recycled rubbish. The jellyfish-like, marina-domed ‘seascrapers’ extendable up to a kilometre deep, would feature renewable energy sources and sustanable food in the form of vegetable gardens, plankton, algae and mollusc farms.
One of many sustainable/renewable/optimistic concepts that can be viewed at Callebaut’s website.
Above: The World Trade Center in 1970; Sears Tower in 1970) Chrysler Building in 1929, New York Times Building in 1903, Manhattan Bridge in 1909; San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in 1933; the Empire State Building in the early 1930s and Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.
A series of ‘vertical horizons’ of the Hong Kong sky shot from street level and framed by the city’s skyscrapers from a book by French photographer and graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagreze.
By eliminating people from his images, Jacquet-Lagreze has taken away the human qualities that normally define such a largely populated city and turned it into an abstract visual reality. The artist’s bio explains that he uses his camera to illustrate his feelings about Hong Kong, inspired mainly by “the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters.