conceptual architecture

Ocean Spiral is a conceptual city proposed beneath the surface of the ocean

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video explores a proposal for an environmentally friendly underwater city, which Japanese engineering firm Shimizu Corporation claims could be a reality by 2030. Read more

Pod Vending Machine concept by Haseef Rafiei tackles housing demand by printing modular homes

A skyscraper 3D prints modular homes and dispenses them like a vending machine in the latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative video series. Read more

Modular affordable housing envisioned for “abandoned” New York airspace

This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas. Read more

Borders are “primitive” limits says designer of US-Mexico binational city

London Design Biennale 2016: architect Fernando Romero has unveiled plans for a binational city spanning the US-Mexico border, amid Donald Trump’s calls for a wall to be built between the two countries (+ slideshow). (more…)

Zaha Hadid and Paul Smith design holes for crazy golf course in London’s Trafalgar Square

A Kickstarter campaign has launched to bring a crazy golf course designed by architects and designers including Tom DixonPaul Smith and the late Zaha Hadid to Trafalgar Square in London (+ slideshow). (more…)

Anders Berensson proposes wooden skyscraper with decorative facade for Stockholm

Anders Berensson Architects has unveiled conceptual plans for Stockholm’s tallest building – a 133-metre wooden skyscraper covered in numbers, which would be erected on top of a 1960s car park in the city centre. (more…)