Eco Factor: Concept skyscraper including a multitude of eco technologies.
Living in skyscrapers is nothing new, but concepts now have started floating in which allow people to live and grow their own vegetables in the sky. Eco-minded architecture firm TR Hamzah & Yeang, has come up with a skyscraper design for Singapore, dubbed the EDITT (Ecological Design In The Tropics) Tower. The 26-story skyscraper that will be constructed using various recycled and recyclable materials will house some of the most eco-fascinating technologies ever to be incorporated into a high-rise building.
855 square meters of the area of this tower will be covered with solar panels that will generate enough energy to fulfill about 40% of its energy demands. The designers will also be trying to include an energy plant in the skyscraper that will convert human sewage into biogas. Another fascinating feature included is the ability to remove and add walls and floors according to demands.
Approximately, half of the surface area of the tower will be covered with organic local vegetation. The building will have its own rain water harvesting and gray-water systems that will not only provide water for the vegetation but also for toilet flushing.
The Dark Side:
With so many eco-techs to be included in the tower, we literally don’t have anything bad to say about this here.