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16 Delirious Renderings From eVolo's Skyscraper Contest

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It's that time of year again: birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, daffodils are blooming, and designers are, um, unleashing the most absurd, buzzword-encumbered architectural pipe dreams human eyes have ever beheld—and that's no small feat. That's right: it's time to size up the entrants of architecture mag eVolo's annual skyscraper contest, wherein designers, artists, and rendering-makers are encouraged to submit avant-garde schemes supported by naught but that solid foundation of pseudo-science and effusive archibabble. Last year we were treated to a first place jelly fish—sorry, "Polar Umbrella"—and a shivering "soundscraper" that looks very much like a giant vibrator. This year? Oh, you know, there's just a building that uses carbon capture methods to grow—"so you mean a tree?" you could rightfully ask—a "Garbage-Seascraper," and a building inspired by "honeycombs, coral reefs, and ant nests." The lowdown on all these treasures and more, below.

· Winners 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition [eVolo]
· All Metropolis 2.0 posts [Curbed National]
· All Architectural Craziness posts [Curbed National]