Mangal City
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Basic Information

A team of architects has designed a new type of skyscraper whose form was inspired by mangroves. It thus as a multitude of small "leaves" (housing the individual units) around a large, twisting trunk. Several buildings of this type were envisioned to become part of the Manhattan skyline.


1. Suckerpunch article describing the concept - with beautiful, beautiful images.

Game and Story Use

  • This kind of building wouldn't look out of place in Transhuman Space and other science fiction settings where architecture continues to progress and the design aesthetics have changed.
  • Make the building not just look like a plant, but an actual plant - a magically enlarged mangrove, perhaps - and you have a great building for stranger fantasy settings. I mean, did you think that elves lived in little trees?
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