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The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella

Made for Manhattan


Site: Design Boom
Image: Paolo Venturella

With a super futuristic look, an Italian architect has come up with a novel idea when it comes to combatting the ongoing problem of rising population and energy consumption in New York City

New York City's population is continually on the rise, and with that, of course its energy usage does too, and its carbon emissions need to be monitored.

Italian architect Paulo Venturella has come up with a plan to combat the issue, creating plans for the 'Flex Tower' – a structure that adapts to the sun itself, generating its own solar energy... Literally.

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 1)

With the inclusion of photovoltaic panels, a tilted surface orientates towards the sun, this means that effectively it tilts and rotates itself.

At ground level the building respects the Manhattan grid, while in a higher level the shape rotates facing the sun allowing panels to displace correctly, resulting in a 30-degree tilt.

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 2)

The idea is that the building is to be made of a 'performative skin' of stainless steel, an envelope that change the density and creates open floor plans, free of any supporting elements...

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 3)

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 4)

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 5)

The 'Flex Tower' by Paolo Venturella (фото 6)