James Law :: The Cybertecture Egg

from arTherapy/architecture 2008.05.25 17:39 by 빨간퓨마


In the 21st Century, buildings will be different from 20th Century, they are no longer about concrete, steel and glass, but also the new intangible materials of technology, multimedia, intelligence and interactivity. Only be recognizing this will bring a new form of architecture to light ¬namely a “Cybertecture”.

This project is a “Cybertecture” building that brings together Iconic Architecture, Environmental Design, Intelligent Systems, and New Engineering together to create the most innovative building for the city of Mumbai and for India in the 21st Century.

The concept was inspired by looking at the world in terms of the planet being an ecosystem that allows life to evolve. The concept for this building is rather like planet earth, where a sustainable ecosystem is derived from an integrated and seamless Cybertecture that is evolving to give the building’s inhabitants the very best space to work in. The analogy to the form of the building is for the beautiful planet form to “land” on our site in Mumbai, and create a new Cybertecture ecosystem for people who will use this building.

The form of the architecture is one that symbolizes with optimism about the future and of the 21st Century. The symbolic “planet” form is further stretched to cater for 15 levels of accommodation, derived a “Egg” shaped building. This “Egg” is further orientated and skewed at an angle to create both a strong visual language as well as to alleviate the solar gain of the building. By using this “Egg” shape, compared to a conventional building, this building has approximately 10-20% less surface area. The architecture is sleek and computer designed, with engineering that creates a building of extremely high quality and geometric sophistication. This building will act like a “jewel” for the new Central Business District of Mumbai, and a worthy neighbor to the esteemed neighboring buildings of the district. Within the building, an innovative structure derived from the skin of the egg creates up to 30m spans of columnless floors. Also within, innovative Cybertecture Technologies empower people to work in a better way.



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