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State of the Game: The world's tallest buildings, now and in 2020

Like so many of humanity's greatest accomplishments, there's very little practicality behind the world's tallest buildings. They tower over their surrounding cities as gigantic monuments to human engineering brilliance, their mind-bending heights seemingly in blatant defiance of physics. Of course, they're also the ultimate status symbol for those that go beyond mega-rich – all of these buildings could be viewed as billion-dollar phallic vanity projects, and in that regard it's interesting to note that by 2020, all the top five tallest buildings in the world will be located in status-hungry China and the ostentatious, oil-rich Middle East. Enjoy our short video presentation after the jump.

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Gizmag's top 10 pavilions from EXPO 2015

Gizmag recently took a tour through the impressive grounds of World Expo 2015, which opened in Milan last month and features exhibitions from 143 participating countries. Here we've put together a list of our top 10 pavilions – the cream of a very fine crop which are a must see for anyone planning a visit to the Expo or those simply keen for a closer look at the best of what's on offer.

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Büro Ole Scheeren envisions stacked box high-rise for Vancouver

By - June 18, 2015 8 Pictures

China-based architecture studio Büro Ole Scheeren (led by the architect responsible for Beijing's CCTV) has envisioned a mixed-use highrise for Vancouver, Canada. The firm aims to make 1500 West Georgia stand out from what Scheeren dismisses as the city's "generic" existing towers, with a novel form that features a series of extruding horizontal and vertical boxes.

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Ecoshelta prefab homes strive for sustainability from the ground up

By - June 17, 2015 15 Pictures

Australian Architect Stephen Sainsbury has spent decades researching materials to reduce environmental impact. This has culminated in the development of the Ecoshelta prefabricated modular building system. Based on an extensive evaluation of the environmental impact of building materials and other factors, the Ecoshelta Pods are constructed using a combination of eco-friendly timber, a composite panel roof, the latest wall and floor technologies and marine grade structural aluminum alloy.

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