Thursday, October 8, 2009

Graft Lab's Towers in Dubai will embrace the sun

Yes. Those are Solar Panels...

At first glance, Graft Lab’s dazzling complex in Dubai may appear to have a cluster of sparkling geometric pools at its base. But upon further inspection, the web-like structures are actually something even more desirable than a place to take a dip in the hot desert – a means of collecting the scorching rays of the sun and transforming them into energy. Dubbed the Vertical Village, this multi-use building and accompanying massive array of solar collectors was designed to work smarter, not harder, which is expected to earn it a LEED Gold certification when it is completed..... via Inhabitat

I have always been a fan of GrabLove...especially when Brad Pitt worked with them and came up with pink houses for Katrina. LOL...

This project reminds me of a complex of skyscrapers proposed by Asymptote for Malaysia. There is some semblance:

Well the language will always be the same, from Zaha, Meyer, Berkel, Asymptote etc...It is all about this form now.
Fluid, strange, cold but definitely sexy. (wink)


  1. Graft and Graft Lab are not the same firm.....Brad Pitt works with Graft.

  2. thanks for the correction anony...