After hearing a lot about the solar and wind powered buildings, we now find a structure that makes use of a different kind of way to power up buildings. Not only does it power them, it even becomes shade too.
The structure is the BIQ House, an algae-powered building which gets its power from the actual algae’s covering it. The BIQ House was designed by Splitterwerk Architects in collaboration with Colt International, Arup, and SSC, for the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, and stands to be the first bio-adaptive facade system that is due for completion by March of next year.
Jan Wurm of Arup notes, “It also creates a visually interesting look that architects and building owners will like.”