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Cool Architecture Of The Future: 15 Amazing Skyscraper Designs (PICTURES)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/17/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:50 PM ET

What will the architecture of the future look like?

Imagine a world where skyscrapers can walk, entire buildings can shift their form, and even prisons can 'float.'

The innovative winners of the 2010 Skyscraper Competition, held annually by eVolo magazine, have designed amazing buildings that aim to 'change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.'

In judging the entries and selecting the winning forms, 'globalization, sustainability, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution, were some of the multi-layered elements taken into consideration,' eVolo explains.

Check out the designers' incredible skyscraper creations in the slideshow below.

Vertical Prison
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The first place winner of eVolo's 2010 skyscraper competition was the team of Chow Khoon Toong, Ong Tien Yee, and Beh Ssi Cze from Malaysia.

Their "Vertical Prison" concept envisions a prison high above a city where inmates will live and work in factories and fields during their sentence. This will produce usable goods for the city below and the inmates will gain productive skills as a form of rehabilitation.
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