These beautiful twin office towers in Abu Dhabi, (Al Bahar) completed in 2012, have a unique geometric “skin”. Their facade reacts to sunlight, constantly following the movement of the sun and blocking it out. Designed by Aedeas architecture and design team, the 145 metres tall facade is inspired by the”mashrabiya”, a traditional Arabic lattice shading device.
Reminds me of Bee Hives and Buckminster Fuller designs.
oh yeah it actually does!!! 🙂
gorgeous and ingenious! I wonder if the concept could be used to make a simple shade for a small patio or ramada out of canvas or maybe fiberglass sections. I need a cheap (inexpensive) sunscreen.
The towers remind me of big pineapples 🙂
hehe yeah these are like pineapples!
just an impression. Truly remarkable. It also reminded me of those origami-folding things kids use for telling fortunes, they fold it and it opens and closes with words on the openings.
OMG what you did just reminded me haha!!! i was playing with those foldings as a kid..
I never could fold one very well, and have not found anyone who liked origami as well as I do. I have a thing about right/left…never quite understand how to make a fold.