Wind-powered apartment complex to be built in London

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It’s not surprising from the look of the Waugh Thistleton 66-unit scheme for Ramsgate Street in Dalston, London, that it’s intended to be super-high tech: it’s thin, it’s sleek, and it’s got weird crenelations that look all futury. What you can’t see, however, is the helical wine turbine on the backside which will not only provide power for the building (and therefore reduce environmental impact) but reduce cost for the inhabitants, which is important as it’s being constructed in a low-income area. The turbine is expected to provide 15% of electricity required to run the building. Also, it looks incredibly cool and/or sexy (pick two). [GT]

Waugh Thistleton [via Dezeen]

Gabrielle Taylor