India has been on world architecture news for a while now. Antilla has hardly left the headlines, Cybertecture Egg has already taken a place on top.
Talk of intelligent design- this building will surpass all that fall in this category. You will see it built by 2010.
The concept. The concept was inspired by considering the world as an ecosystem allowing life to evolve. Elements of the design and intelligence systems will work together to give the building’s inhabitants the ‘best space to work in’.
The design. The 32,000 sq m egg-shaped building will accommodate 13 floors of offices bringing together “iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems, and new engineering to create an awe-inspiring landmark in the city.”
Within the building, there will be a series of innovative systems such as ‘cybertecture health’ which is designed to keep track of the inhabitant’s health including blood pressure and weight. The data collected may be retrieved and sent to a doctor if deemed necessary.
You do not like the view from your window? Well, in this building you can customize your favorite view and have real time scenery from all around the world instead of the view you currently have. Technology and the working environment are united in the use of ‘cybertecture reality’ which allows you to do this.
It is green. The egg itself is orientated and skewed at an angle to create both a strong visual language and to alleviate the solar gain of the building, also there is a sky garden on the top of building which performs thermolysis (the dissipation of heat from the surface). PV panels will be installed on top of the building and a wind turbine on the sky gardens will generate electricity. A water filtration system will also be incorporated into the building to recycle grey water for flushing and irrigation purpose.
James Law Cybertecture International, commissioned by Vijay Associate (Wadhwa Developers) to create an office unlike any other in India, comments, “In the 21st Century, buildings will be different from 20th Century. They are no longer about concrete, steel and glass, but also the new intangible materials of technology, multimedia, intelligence and interactivity. Only recognizing this will bring a new form of architecture to light, namely a Cybertecture.”
Why an egg? By using this “Egg” shape, compared to a conventional building, the structure has approximately 10-20% less surface area. Within the building, an innovative structure derived from the skin of the egg creates up to 30m spans of column less floors. The architecture is sleek and computer designed, with engineering that creates a building of high quality and geometric sophistication.
The next big thing. Cybertecture egg is indeed a futuristic building where technology and life embrace each other to help live a quality life. Man has come a long way after leaving the caves. Today, with technology encomapssing our lives, design knows no bounds. Cybertecture egg IS the next big thing.
Photo Credit: James Law Cybertecture Internationala