PV-TV: A Multifunctional, Eco-Friendly Building Material

What if a skyscraper’s outside wrapping could take a more active role in sustaining the building’s operational needs and engaging passers-by
July 29, 2004, 3pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Developed last year in Japan, PV-TV is a building material with a “three-in-one” functionality: it is able to act as a glazing element, solar panel, and video display screen. "A skyscraper’s exterior skin adds structural support and helps maintain the building’s internal temperature; some skins also offer aesthetic value, shimmering in the light and reflecting the landscape in pleasing ways. But what if a skyscraper’s outside wrapping could take a more active role in sustaining the building’s operational needs and engaging passers-by?"

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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Published on Thursday, July 29, 2004 in MetropolisMag.com
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