Ever have the feeling that the US is falling behind on technology and innovation?
Italian architects and building engineers have one upped the world with a dynamic skyscraper prototype that has articulated floors. Each floor will have wind turbines that turns a static building into a digital wind generator.
The modular construction concept is also revolutionary – each piece is built in a factory and assembled on site. Construction time reduced from 30 to 18 months and lowering on site workers from 2000 to 90.
Each floor will rotate a maximum of one full rotation in 90 minutes. The entire tower will be powered from turbines and solar panels, and five other buildings in the vicinity will also be provided with electricity. The turbines will be located between each of the rotating floors. They will generate 1,200,000 kilowatt-hours of energy from the movement of the floors, and the solar panels will be located on the roof. 5 other buildings will benefit from the green energy generated by this single tower.
The first modular skyscraper will be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Truly challenging feat of architecture, I do believe we have yet to master that technology in the US.
very very good. rotating skyscrapers – i like it.
Smart points!! Will come back again soon:D