5 verdant skyscrapers aiming to turn our cities’ skylines into forests

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Suspended green oases, energy-consumption extensions and wooden high-rises. Sou Fujimoto, Stefano Boeri, Stephan Malka, Big and Carlo Ratti designed verdant skyscrapers for a greener urban future.

Lost in architecture? Archipanic explores Tokyo contemporary urbanscape

Tokyo Tower - Photo by Aya Yen.

Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.

Tokyo-lization: Daigo Ishii+Future-scape merges Japanese urban features with world cities’ architecture

Tokyo-lization, Venice - Image by Daigo Ishii+Future-scape.

Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.