Singapore’s green skyscrapers
Singapore is gearing up to build the ultimate green city block. The design of the structure maximizes the amount of natural light that filters throughout the building, and is studded with solar panels to help power elevators, lights and other amenities. Its slanted facades are designed to help airflow by catching and directing the wind, which will also keep things cool. . Foster + Partners has plans for an over-1,600,000-square-foot (filling an entire city block), mixed-use structure that’s completely decked out with green-friendly tech.
On top of that, it’ll harvest rainwater, use geothermal heating and employ ice-based cooling. Can smart design trump our love of air conditioners and gluttonous electrical needs? When it looks this good, it’s got a good shot.