Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Green Architecture: COR 2.0?

If you are into sustainable architecture, chances are you've already seen Oppenheim's COR Tower in Miami. At 27 stories high, the wind turbines will generate electricity from the breeze off the ocean, complemented by the giant solar photovoltaic panels.


© Dbox



© Dbox


Now what if we add a brim defuser to each turbine on COR, making them into "wind lens", as developed by Kyushu University in Japan. This would double or even triple the output of these wind turbines.