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Geometric Inspiration + Green Building: Taiwan's Zero-Carbon Swallows Nest

Geometric Inspiration + Green Building: Taiwan's Zero-Carbon Swallows Nest | Meet Green & Cheers! | Scoop.it

Taking inspiration from a geometric möbius strip, architect Vincent Callebaut has designed an impressive new building for Taiwan's Taichung gateway park.

 

The Swallows Nest's form starts out with a triangle that is then rotated around an elipse. Reaching a height of eight-stories, the building will house shops, cafes, and an "endless patio" which opens up into the park and is found in the center of the structure. It will host a variety of art within the many interior galleries.

The Swallows Nest also features various eco-friendly features. The undulating roof will have a number of solar panels attached to it, while the building's glass construction allows for natural light to enter. Three vertical gardens are found in the park's center, with one at each arched entrance. Most impressively, there will be continued efforts to make the Swallows Nest a zero carbon emissions structure.


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Valerina's comment, June 29, 2013 2:43 PM
Nice :) Please follow me on Instagram :D : volletu
Hotels in Stansted's comment, July 1, 2013 11:21 AM
what a lovely building.. reminds me the Bird's NEst Beijing National Olympic Stadium..
Joram Walukamba's comment, July 3, 2013 7:48 AM
Love the exterior. I wonder how the interior would look like considering the thematic principles, creativity and artistic beauty of the design ... curious!!!
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17,000 Recycled Bottles Become Public Art: the Cola-Bow by Penda

17,000 Recycled Bottles Become Public Art: the Cola-Bow by Penda | Meet Green & Cheers! | Scoop.it

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.


The bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to create an entrance conopy to the Student Beijing Design Exhibition, with the installation also serviong as a statement against plastic pollution by taking waste and turning it into a shelter.


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