Illustration for article titled Tower Skins Modernise Ugly Buildings, Generate Energy and Collect Rain Water

I'm not sure how I feel about these tower skin concepts, which can turn ugly buildings into modern icons. A lot of the post-war buildings aren't the nicest-looking, but as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


Architectural company LAVA believes ugly buildings should have a shot at happiness, with these tower skins acting like a "transparent cocoon" made from mesh textile, capable of being lit up in the evening for maximum attention. They'd supposedly generate energy with the addition of photovoltaic cells, collect rain water and improve ventilation for the buildings.

I'm sure the tower skins will stay firmly in "concept land," but the designs are on display in Sydney until the 28th of March for anyone wanting a gander. [LAVA Design Boom]

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