Breathing tower: Taiwan by Decode Urbanism Office.
Text: Detail Daily
Breathing like a giant vertical monster... The interesting thing about this tower proposal is not its form, but the way it would generate energy.
Decode Urbanism Office it has an active façade in the form of mechanical generators set within the façade grid. The generators, something like a weather vane that oscillates with the wind, would hope to supply the energy for the entire building and could take advantage of gusting wind. The phenomena of gusting wind has so far rendered wind turbine solutions for city high-rise rather inefficient.
Each individual generator would also have an LED light that would illuminate depending on the amount of energy being generated at any given time. The effect would be a pulsating flow of light across the façade in response to airflow.
Its alive... almost!
Gratitude to eVolo.