Less than a century ago, people’s imagination about a high-tech future was expressed only on the pages of popular science journals. The idea that cities could be architectural masterpieces as well as innovative, ecological and livable places was hard to grasp.

Architects around the world searched for the answer to the question: How can we unite luxury and ecology?

Nowadays, we raise new buildings one after the other. Many of them stir people’s imagination with their unusual designs, the elegance of their décor, their high-tech and communication features, and their environmental-friendliness.

The top ten world eco-buildings include one of the masterpieces of the famed British architect Norman Foster. It is a shopping and entertainment center in the capital of Kazakhstan – the Khan Shatyr. The building is the largest tent in the world – a distinction that has put it in the Guinness Book of Records. shatr