Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Walkie Talkie Building-UK

Hmmm, I wonder what is your opinion about this building? Rubberstamp? Walkie Talkie? Hehehe, yes, It looks like a walkie talkie, without an antenna. The building constructed in 20 Fenchurch Street, London, the capital city of London. From the citybloc.com I know that the skin of the building will be used for gaining solar power and remarkably study. That’s good, one of an efficient way that we must do in this day. Consume less energy, and be friendly with environment.

This “walkie-talkie” building design is unique, rather than a flat and bulkie ones, they constructs a curve structure, so it must be difficult structure analyzing process to do, right? In my opinion, this C curve will be used to gain more solar light, just as the logically ideas of the concave lens. That was simple analytics. In other way, the materials should also support the used of this building, to gain solar cell. It will be tons of glasses will be used for this walkie talkie building materials. Picture courtesy of: citybloc.com

Design concept: ***(three stars, not bad!)

Materials : ***** (nice elements!)

Publications: *** (a lot of informations and news, but no website?)