Strawscraper – An Urban Power Plant

Swedish studio Belatchew Arkitekter wants to transform a Stockholm skyscraper into a wind farm by covering it in thousands of electricity-generating bristles. Belatchew Arkitekter’s Strawscraper concept for transforming Henning Larsen’s Söder Torn tower involves adding a 16-storey extension over the top of the building, then covering the entire facade in hairy-looking plastic straws designed to move with the wind. The straws would use piezoelectric technology to convert motion into electricity, without the noise and other environmental problems of a typical wind farm.

“What is usually considered to be the most static of all things, the building, suddenly comes alive and the construction gives the impression of a body that is breathing,” explain the architects.

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