Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Geotube,Dubai | Faulders Studio & BIOS

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Charles Lee and Jason Chang of Bios Design Collective worked with Thom Faulders and for Faulders Studio in the design of a new project titled Geotube. The geotube is initially designed for the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award and recently was accepted by the Bracket on Farming publication.

“GEOtube is a proposal for a new 170 meter tall tower for the city of Dubai. With an open structure and an exposed membrane skin, the vertical planes of the GEOtube tower are continually misted with local salt water via an internal vascular water system.
The result is a continual uniform growth of salt crystal deposits upon its vertically expansive surfaces, providing a highly identifiable architectural icon for the city, a specialized habitat for wildlife that thrives in this specialized environment, and an accessible skin for the harvesting of salt.” Thom Faulders

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