Friday, February 19, 2010

Oppenheim’s Sloping Beach Tower

This building not only makes an excellent architectural rendering, but it's also environmentally friendly. The footprint is unlike most buildings for which it allows visitors to be outdoors in nature within their Oasis. Not only does the beach tower have an elegant form, it also will have the capability of harnessing solar and wind power.
...and with a view like that, it's not bad. :)

"Sloping towards the open sea, Oppenheim’s luxurious mixed-use tower for the United Arab Emirates is both elegant and a model of efficiency. If you look closely, the pixelated residences comprising the development sprawl fluidly away from the lush garden oasis hidden at its base and onto the sandy beach. The design was conceived specifically to maximize the quantity of units available on the water while minimizing the amount of energy used.
In terms of sustainability, the building will have its own solar and wind arrays to generate power for inhabitants. The building’s shape will allow it to be cooled by natural breezes decreasing the amount of energy used on air conditioning. There will also be systems in place to recycle the water flowing through the site."

via inhabitat

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