james law cybertecture imagines spherical mixed-used building for dubai
 
james law cybertecture imagines spherical mixed-used building for dubai
dec 08, 2015

james law cybertecture imagines spherical mixed-used building for dubai

james law cybertecture imagines spherical mixed-used building for dubai
all images courtesy of james law cybertecture

 

 

 

hong kong-based practice cybertecture led by james law has unveiled a mixed-used development building shaped as a glass sphere. imagined for the jebel ali free zone in dubai, the ‘technosphere’ building is a concept that explores the technologies needed for a scheme of this scale and volume. the circular form would be wrapped in an outer layer of glass, with random openings revealing outdoor terraces and glimpses of the many-leveled interior and the core atrium stretching from the ground to the ceiling. derived from the nature and form of earth itself, an eco-system following a ‘planetary cybertecture’ approach would be created to enable the complex to sustain itself.

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the form is derived from the form of the earth

james-law-cybertecture-technosphere-dubai-designboom-02 the circular form would be wrapped in an outer layer of glass, with random openings revealing outdoor terraces

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an independent eco-system would be created to enable the building to be self-sustaining

 

 

james law presented at the 2015 business of design week conference in hong kong.

 

BODW-2015
since 2002, the hong kong design centre has been organizing the business of design week (BODW) – asia’s leading annual event on design innovation and brands. BODW brings together some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to discuss and share their views on creative thinking and design management from their varied cultural and social perspectives, providing a valuable platform for individuals to network, exchange ideas and explore potential working partnerships. the 2015 edition of BODW introduces the partner city initiative, inviting barcelona as the inaugural affiliate. this sees a number of barcelona creative talents — from the fields of design, architecture, urbanism, gastronomy and sport — take to the stage to discuss the cultural capital’s community-driven design approach and rich artistic heritage.

 

  • Star Wars arrives here. The Death Star has landed. We need Luke and Han pronto.

    lightmaker
  • Belle vue sur un parking !
    Nice spot to look the car-park !!

    Sylvain Beaujouan

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