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Old Posted Apr 5, 2008, 11:12 PM
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LONDON | Green Bird | 1,450 FT / 442 M | 83 FLOORS | VISION







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Minimal energy consumption was once considered irreconcilable with the typology of high rise buildings. In this project we have set out to demonstrate that this is no longer the case.

The evolution of the skyscraper is one of the most dramatic and profound achievements of our age – it has irrevocably changed our cities and lifestyles and yet tall buildings are often average, with engineers calculating conventional structural frames for architects to clothe and decorate. An aerodynamically stream lined plan shape reduces wind pressures and assists the airflow within the building. Dividing the building into segments creates a number of smaller sized buildings dramatically simplifying the services strategy. Unlike in most tall buildings natural ventilation is the primary source of ventilation assisted by mechanical ventilation where appropriate. Photovoltaic cells are integrated into the fabric of the façade generating a significant amount of free energy. The superstructure stem is a series of concentric braced steel lattices linked by radial frames. The double curved form is inherently rigid and minimises the use of frames. This design takes account of the effect a large structure has on its immediate surroundings and uses only minimal energy reserves to run the building.

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Old Posted Apr 6, 2008, 2:55 AM
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That looks so wrong lol
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I for one am very glad this dildo, err...sextoy, I mean, shaft, NO!



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Behold the great Buckingham Phallus
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Hi Mark,
Don't you want to put the 'Vagina's one also together? Just thinking to see a relation closer...
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And people complain that Chicago Spire looks like a dildo...
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And they come up with a long winded justification and explanation for such a design but happen to leave out the most important part.

I guess if there were an earthquake of some sort it would probably vibrate.
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I think this would fit better in Vegas than London... of course, it would stir up more reaction in London...

Future Systems has actually done some cool stuff tho. Actual built work!
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wow, i think this is the first rendering on SSP that might have required a NSFW tag on the thread title! I'm not even kidding, anyone who might have walked passed my monitor at work right now could eaisly mistake that for a dildo
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plenty of tourists already point to the Gherkin and snicker...this would've been overkill.

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OMIGOSH!!!!!
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It usually annoys me when people say something looks like a phallus, because it's more often just them having dick on their mind all the time.

BUT this really, really, looked like a dildo.
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And I don't think it's realistic.

How would the elevators work in a building that's kinda warped like that.
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Hi Mark,
Don't you want to put the 'Vagina's one also together? Just thinking to see a relation closer...
Yea they also came up with this crap....



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Their other work is disgusting, what an embarassment.
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What the hell is wrong with these people? That's one architecture office, aside from Gene Kaufman's, that I don't want to visit.
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omg! whats with London and sex toy shaped buildings?
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I'm grateful this crap never got of it's feet.
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Whoever designed this ugly POS must have been trying to compensate for something...

So glad it wasn't built, although I can just imagine what tourists would make it look like from certain vantage points
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