设计：Belatchew Lab Architecture’s
Swedish Strawscaper Harvests Energy from the Wind With a Kinetic Hair-Covered Shell
在建筑领域，每隔一段时间我们都会见识到一个与之前的思路完全不同的新点子。这次的例子叫做“稻草摩天楼（Strawscraper）”，由Belatchew Lab Architecture’s 设计。这座大楼的外表覆盖着的毛发居然可以收集风的能量，而且它看来似乎是某种属于海底的生物，例如海葵之类。但它所利用的科技却实实在在地立在地面上，而且为未来的设计提供了一条新的思路。
稻草摩天楼是在斯德哥尔摩市中心一座旧建筑上的改建方案。旧建筑在1997年落成，因为种种原因高度和外形都没有达到原先的设计。而这一次Belatchew Lab Architecture’s 将利用新的技术和外表给它带来新生。不仅如此，它也给我们提供了一个重新审视城市的新角度。
Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the energy of the wind. The building looks as though it belongs at the bottom of the sea, with its long anemone-like hair, but its technology is planted firmly on the terra firma of the future.
Urban wind farming is a challenge; it can often seem impossible to find a location for traditional wind turbines that doesn’t take up too much room or isn’t dangerous in an urban setting. Strawscraper solves this problem by using a hair covered shell that harvests the power of the wind without the traditional turbine.
The system utilizes Piezoelectric technology, which turns movement into electricity that can be stored for later use. The hair’s tiny movement is safe for birds and humans and isn’t noisy like traditional turbines can be. But Strawscraper isn’t all about the brains, it also has the beauty. The hair covering the building creates the illusion of movement, giving the normally static city skyline the illusion of motion.
The skyscraper is an extension of an existing tower in Stockholm, Sweden, which was completed in 1997. The original architect stepped off of the project mid-construction, leaving it 14 stories short of its intended height. Belatchew Labs stepped in to give new life to the old project with a new look and new technology that just may change the way we look at cities.