Ugly Building? Wrap On A New Facade

Outdated or ugly building blighting your skyline? Maybe what it needs is a "facade graft".
February 13, 2010, 9am PST | Nate Berg
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A group of architects in Australia have proposed a flexible, media-intelligent textile that can be wrapped around buildings to create a newer, more visually appealing facade.

"The 'Tower Skin' concept is a transparent cocoon made of high performance composite mesh textile that is wrapped around an existing structure to act as a high-performance 'micro climate'. Surface tension allows the membrane to freely stretch around walls and roof elements achieving maximum visual impact with minimal material effort. The skin is also easily repairable, is removable and upgradable and features a self-cleaning coating."

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Published on Friday, February 12, 2010 in Gizmag
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