City of Dreams Hotel
Designed by architectural superstar Zaha Hadid, this tower is a hotel design planned as part of a major development in Macau, East Asia’s answer to Las Vegas. The webbed shape encompasses two towers connected by a roof section and two walkways, and is designed to be a statement building in a development for luxury gambling and boutique shopping.
Image courtesy of Melco Crown Entertainment.
BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine
This is a helium-filled wind turbine that will be deployed over Alaska to provide electricity and Wi-Fi access to remote areas. Developed by MIT startup Altaeros Energies, the turbine will sit 1,000 feet in the air, meaning it will capture energy from far stronger air currents than ground-based turbines.
Image courtesy of Altaeros Energies.
True Player Gear VR Headset
After Oculus VR was sold to Facebook this week, many gamers were despairing that their virtual reality dreams would be ruined by the social media behemoth. But never fear, a rival has appeared. After nine years of development the Canadian True Player Gear was announced, boasting high technical specs and strong engine support. Plus with that design anyone wearing it is probably going to look like a Cyberman.
Image courtesy of True Player Gear.
Wind Turbine Loft
For some this will be the dream home, while for others it would be the ultimate nightmare. This is a design for a secluded loft built into a wind turbine, which could be used as a luxury getaway, as a place for turbine maintenance workers to stay, or as a unique town built into an offshore wind farm. With cities becoming increasingly crowded, we reckon some people would love to live here.
Image courtesy of Morphocode.
Digital Paper System
Sony has previewed its answer to the Kindle before, but only now has it revealed the price – an eye-watering $1,000 (£660). Nevertheless, with PDF support, the ability to annotate and sync documents and the thickness of 30 sheets of paper, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and a 3 week battery, this does seem like the dream gadget for office work on-the-go. Sony are pitching this to businesses, so here’s hoping it becomes a must-buy for companies.
Image courtesy of Sony.