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Taiwan Skyscraper's Facade Covered in Thousands of Wind Turbines

Taiwan Skyscraper's Facade Covered in Thousands of Wind Turbines | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Beijing-based Decode Urbanism Office has designed a 1,150 foot (350m) skyscraper located in Taichung City, Taiwan, to house the city’s Department of Urban Development, commercial concerns, museums, retail areas and exhibitions spaces. 


The building’s design was inspired by the plum blossom, the national flower of China and Taiwan. The building’s twisting and turning structure is intended to evoke the experience of plum blossoms bursting into bloom.

To do so, the facade has thousands of small diamond shaped wind turbines, which produce enough energy to power the building. These wind generators are set into the facade grid, oscillating as wind skirts the building.


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:25 PM

Qué os parece una fachada compuesta por miles de pequeñas turbinas que generan  energía para el consumo del edificio?

Un propuesta de belleza orgánica y filosofía sostenible para esta torre de Taichung City, en Taiwan,

JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:42 AM

new and innovative way to produce power for an entire building. The source of energy is embedded in the architecture. - Madi Chaput

JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:17 AM

Yet again another environmentally friendly design. This building has been designed to generate its own energy and power LED lighting throughout the building. This is done through the power of wind turbines which the building is completely surrounded by. It is becoming the newest trend in design to create buildings and structures that are helpful to the environment.

-Heather Leigh Arends

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Twisting Acupuncture Tower for Taiwan

Twisting Acupuncture Tower for Taiwan | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This is a Twisting Acupuncture Tower for Taiwan-Green Architecture. Spiral algae-covered membranes are capable of producing biofuels. This architecture is devoted to Taiwan's Khaosiung port city where the latter at once utilized as a means desilinasi, absorption of sunlight as a source of energy and waste recycling...

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1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers to Create an Eco-friendly Cultural Landmark in Taiwan

1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers to Create an Eco-friendly Cultural Landmark in Taiwan | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
LOT-EK's proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan calls for building the new museum and library out of 1,620 recycled shipping containers.


New York-based architecture firm LOT-EK has made a name for itself by constructing buildings from recycled shipping containers. So it did't come as much of a surprise to learn that the firm's proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center in western Taiwan called for building the new public library and fine arts museum out of cargo containers.


What is surprising is the scale of the project -- the proposal calls for 1,620 shipping containers to create an eco-friendly cultural landmark in the bustling Taiwanese city.

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Green Megastructures: Tower of Power by NL Architects

Green Megastructures: Tower of Power by NL Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Dutch firms NL Architects have designed Tower of Power as one of their entries in the Taiwan Tower Competition, integrating sustainable technologies into the structure. The high-rise is a combination of a windmill and an observation tower, with a design that aims at altering future wind energy generator structures and changes the concept of tourist towers.

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