Rabu, 21 September 2011

Architecture Goes Green

A glimpse at a naturalistic, eco-friendly Taiwanese convention center covered by breathable, pleated solar skin.


The Beijing-based architects of MAD Ltd. recently unveiled their design for the Taichung Convention Center in Taiwan, complete with a pleated solar skin design.

MAD Mountains

 The surface of the ‘mountains’ consists of a high-tech, eco-friendly pleated skin system. That wraps around the building like a smock to utilize solar energy -- one side of the pleats lets in sunlight through a transparent skin, while the other side is solid.

Holy Cratered Convention Center

A top-down view intends to evoke a naturalistic landscape filled with mountains and craters. The contours of the building also represent a nod to the preexisting lay of the land.
Sky High Ceilings

The building area sprawls across 216,000 square meters, or more than 2.3 million square feet. An interconnected interior houses entertainment centers, retail, convention space, offices and parking space, all lit by natural light.

Inner Harmony

A single tree, a patch of bamboo, or a pond may form the central figures in the interior spaces -- a balance between the technological exterior and the aesthetics of sustainable development.


Open courtyards connect the individual 'mountains' of the building, and form a sequence of outdoor spaces.

   by "environment clean generations"

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