Weatherization and Efficiency
Read about the background to this image | Leave a comment | See more visualisations and info images | Home UPDATE 1 (12th Dec 09): There have been a few complaints about the legibility of the image. So I’ve created a version on white instead of black . UPDATE 2 (19th Dec 09): Thanks to amazing feedback, I’ve amended the language and wording and detail of the image. Thanks particularly to Arthur Smith and Jooil Kim for clarifying info.
first image ‘sunflower umbrellas,' madsar, UAE by LAVA image courtesy LAVA giant umbrellas, with a design based on the principles of sunflowers, will provide moveable shade in the day, store heat, then close and release the heat at night in the plaza of a new eco-city in the united arab emirates. the ‘sunflower umbrellas’ are one aspect of the winning design by the international practice laboratory for visionary architecture (LAVA) for the city centre for masdar in the UAE - the world’s first zero carbon, zero waste city powered entirely by renewable energy sources.
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