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Saturday, January 31, 2009

David Fisher-Building In Motion

This isn't something new, its last year project and will be done in 2010. Well obviously i will say this project is insane, 21st century skycraper really crap a lot wei. If living in a 250-meter-high tower with rotating floors and a system to automatically produce electrical energy seems like something out of a science fiction book to you, all you need to do is go to Dubai in two years' time to realize how the real world, at times, can respond to the most incredible dictates of the imagination. To date, Dubai has the tallest hotal, Which is Burj Al Arab and the tallest building ( in progress) Burj Dubai, and soon in few years time, Al Burj, another tallest building, 1km height will be built, It is still on the proposal, and countless more of wonders, palm islands, Islands of the world, Largest mall, largest ski, so many! you can refer to my previous post, where i posted up the top 11 wonders of Dubai. Well but this time, this is the first ever self generated electricity building in motion.Sounds mad right? read on then.

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This is a 59-floor high-rise equipped with a core of reinforced cement and a series of prefabricated units, each of which can rotate independently from the others, thus allowing the building to continually change its appearance. This true triumph in dynamic architecture - it is the Rotating Tower -will be the first and ever type of whole true building in motion. David Fisher has the idea of this.now people can watch the sunrise and the sunset from the very same room.
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The next insane part which i dont get is how is this building going to self generate energy with the constant motion concept. How is it going to spin 24/7 anyways? This concept has earned the unanimous acclaim of environmental associations. According to the designers of the high-rise, which will have a total price tag of $500 million, it should be capable of producing 191 million kilowatts of energy in a year, this worth over 7 million euro. In other words, this means that the energy savings should cover the cost of the work in a period of 56 years. If you look at the picture below you will get what i mean. Building in spinning motion that supplies energy for its own use by the spinning of turbine within the consecutive floors. wow.

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Not only be the pioneer, the Dynamic Architecture building which will constantly in motion changing its shape with each floor capable of spin, move and rotate 360 degress independent of one another, will also be able to generate electric energy enough for itself as well as for other surrounding buildings from at least 48 wind turbines that fitted between each rotating floors as well as the solar panels positioned on the roof of the building that will produce pollution-free energy from wind and the sunlight. Any acoustics issues are solved by modern design of the building and the carbon fiber special shape of the wings. And the floor only rotates at the slow speed of about 6 meters a minutes, so that guests inside probably won’t feel it.

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BUt evidently there is already a building in Brazil with smaller scale, 11 floors. with independently rotating units.

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I wonder how is it going to be like after 2 years.. thinking about the perspective from it, the architect needless to design it, because the building is.. rotating? ANd the worst part is that, i am wondering if i am the Civil engineer for the project, what type of insane idea am i going to think of for the insane project.I will be thinking how rediculous to think how to support the whole freaking building with one column.
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More Architecture Wonders to be up soon! =p

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