paolo venturella + angelo balducci's twilt tower captures sun
paolo venturella + angelo balducci's twilt tower captures sun paolo venturella + angelo balducci's twilt tower captures sun
sep 05, 2013
paolo venturella + angelo balducci's twilt tower captures sun

paolo venturella + angelo balducci’s twilt tower captures sun
image © paolo venturella
all images courtesy of paolo venturella




disagreeing with the ‘eurosky tower’ by franco purini, located in a modern area on the outskirts of rome, italian architects paolo venturella + angelo balducci have delivered an alternative concept. examining the idea of ‘integration’ between architecture and renewable energy, the architects offer a radically different shape for the same building. called ‘the twilt tower’ the name is based on a combination of the words ‘twisted’ and ’tilted’. the tower integrates photovoltaic panels not just on the roof but evenly across the volume, dictating its form. the tilting and rotating of the panels towards the sun’s rays, allows for direct sun radiation throughout the whole day.


‘we propose a new revolutionary design to allow the city of rome to find again its own old splendor, leading it to a new pioneering city as it was in the passed century. rome was not built in a day, lets make it born again!’ say the architects.



south-east view showing the rotating photovoltaic panels that are orientated to capture sun all day long
image © paolo venturella



view of the zigzagging structure from via c. colombo on the outskirts of rome
image © paolo venturella



street view looking upwatds
image © paolo venturella



concept diagrams



drawing of the facade



detail drawing



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