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Forget Vertical Farms, This Is a Vertical Rice Paddy/Fish Nursery/Transit Center/Nuclear Plant

No sustainable detail is left out of this proposed Hong Kong skyscraper.
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In the surreal future envisioned by Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti, your rice and fish will not come from the land and sea, but from the sky. They've whipped up plans for a monstrous skyscraper that would grow both these staple foods, as well as harvest wind energy, provide mass transit, filter gray water, and about 100 other things.

The Mexico City-based firm's extremely mixed-used building—now on the shortlist at the 2014 World Architecture Festival—is composed of of a pair of twisted towers that seem to want to attack each other. They're prevented from doing so, thankfully, by struts and bridges protruding in a tangled network from their bodies. One tower's side is a huge sheet of glass, the other's a green wall dripping with flowers. And of course there are those rice paddies up on the roof, which the architects say were chosen for this reason: