Would You Work In This Viewless Bubble Building?
The curvaceous forms of blobitecture may look like they're malleable, but the swoops that define the modern style of lady Zaha, Future Systems, and ol'
Interdisciplinary design studio
prides itself on adding an artistic
Placing plants between the framed glass panes and the billowing antibacterial textile creates what the designers describe to ArchDaily as a "micro-greenhouse" effect, insulating the indoors and keeping temperatures moderate and comfortable year-round. And as if this bulbous exterior wasn't eye-catching enough, sensors could control ventilation based on how many folks are occupying each room-meaning that the individual bumps would deflate when a specific space was unoccupied (that sounds like a sad, sad silhouette...).
The firm describes the design as a large-scale sculpture-and it is certainly a creative use of materials-but there is one downside that's clear... or rather, not clear at all. There's no view! It would be surreal to step into a building with white sheets obscuring all the
Seems like a tough trade-off-after all, energy-conscious inhabitants would probably be better off retrofitting everything to Passive building standards. But are there other uses or locations for this idea that make more sense? [ ArchDaily ]