The Futuristic World of Ian McQue

Talented artist Ian McQue lives in Edinburgh and works at Rockstar North Ltd. He took participation in such projects as GTA, The Lost&Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony, Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories, GTA: Chinatown Wars etc. He has been working in this industry more than 17 years. And today we invite you to take a look at the dark and beautiful future shown on hand painted pictures by this digital illustrator. Enjoy!

Urban Forest

Architectural Studio MAD Architects from China has developed the project called “URBAN Forest”, which became a logical continuation of the mountainous landscape of the country. This construction is designed as a cylindrical skyscraper made from multiple floors of different shapes and sizes which have been layered slightly off-center from one another. Each floor has a large glass gallery, which is very convenient to overlook the city panorama. Very spectacular idea but at the same time it’s interesting when this skyscraper will be built.

ZeroHouse – Fully Automated House of the Future

Continuing the theme of the last post – about the sources of alternative energy – today we will tell you about the new concept of eco house designed by american architect firm Specht Harpman – ZeroHouse. It is interesting not only for its unusual appearance, but also by the fact that it is fully automated, and can exist completely independently, without depending on outside sources.

Moon Inspired

In previous post we’ve told you about Water Building Resortbeautiful hotel inspired by the drop of the water. This time we will represent you a few eco concepts of buildings inspired by the form of the Moon. These building were developed by different design studios espesially for Muslims contries.

Citadel

In one of the previous posts we talked about Lilypad – floating eco-city. But it will be created no earlier than 2100. This concept is much more closer. In March 2010 is scheduled to begin construction of the first floating apartment complex in Europe. And it will happen in Holland. Project of Waterstudio – Citadel – this is a kind of attempt to reconcile with the enviroment, to begin to live on the water, not only near the water. Each apartment will have an excellent view over the water, and some of them – the place for small boats. For connection between Citadel and the land will be created a bridge.

Water Building Resort

Water Building Resort by Orlando De Urrutia, is a sustainable building of postmodern generation (hitech), it was designed architecturally and inspired by the form of a drop of water when falling from the heights.

Lilypad

According to the less alarming forecasts of the GIEC (Intergovernmental group on the evolution of the climate), the ocean level should rise from 20 to 90 cm during the 21st Century with a status quo by 50 cm (versus 10 cm in the 20th Century). As a solution to this alarming problem architect Vincent Callebaut came up with this ecotectural marvel. He called this project “Lilypad“, but this ecotectural marvel is also called as “Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees”. The idea of Lilypad Project is to create a series of floating self-sufficient ocean-going eco-city islands. Each one would be able to house 50,000 residents and would support a great deal of biodiversity. Collecting pools located in their centers would gather and filter water for use on board. These would be places for adventurers and refugees alike as water levels rise around the world and threaten many, particularly island, habitats. Vincent Callebaut hopes that Lilypad will make the transition from design to reality around the year 2100.