This Viewless Bubble Building Won't Do Your Corner Office Any Good
Oct 16, 2013 21:16
Imagine being trapped in a building with no windows. What would that be like? The concept for the "Bubble Building" in Shanghai gets imagined as an existing structure that covers the windows with a series of nylon pockets that appear to breathe based on the amount of activity from the inside.
Design studio 3Gatti offers this concept and it looks like what the Michelin Man would if he were a building.
There are plants between the framed glass panes and the billowing antibacterial textile creates what the designers describe to ArchDaily as a “micro-greenhouse” effect. It insulates the indoors and keeps temperatures moderate and comfortable year round.
There's no view at all, so if you're aiming for that corner office with a view, you can pretty much forget it. But if the science of the building is efficient, it may just be better to forgo a view to have a highly efficient HVAC system.
Still, getting away from it all for a few minutes a day would be nice. And that means looking down at people and cars like they were ants from your beautiful corner office. Check out a few more pictures of the concept building in the gallery: [ArchDaily]
HVAC is a name that is applied to almost any household appliance or tool that offers cooling and heating services to one’s household. It can refer to several appliances: the furnace, the fireplace, the heat pumps, the air conditioner, etc. Whatever the name, cooling and heating is the game, and HVAC products play that game well. But what exactly is HVAC, and what does it mean really? Read more
Your house is incomplete without the right windows. These fixtures are necessary for adding personality to your home. Therefore, you need to invest the same amount of time in picking the right windows as you do in choosing the paint colors or the handles of your door. Additionally, windows are necessary for protecting your house against extreme climates, introducing natural light into your house, and ensuring that your home is ventilated enough. So, how can you downplay the importance of this vital fixture? But with so many options in the market, you may feel confused by what you need to pick; hence, here’s a guide to help you out: Read more
Embarking on a home remodeling project in South Bend, Indiana, a city renowned for its rich history and vibrant community, can be an exciting journey of transformation. Nestled along the St. Joseph River, South Bend offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and modern living, making it an ideal backdrop for homeowners looking to infuse new life into their properties. Read more