2013 Evolo Skyscraper Competition entries are out of this world

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Every year eVolo runs a design competition that envisions " the future of building high. These ideas, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments." This year participants were given this challenge:

The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.

And every year the entries get a little stranger, but continue to show the most extraordinary imagination and drawing skill.