“Tower Skin” as solution to an architectural “fashion faux pas.”


Finally, an answer for the Riverview Towers design atrocity. Thanks to Josh for the link.

ECOGIZMO: Using a skin graft to give city eyesores an eco-friendly face-lift, by Darren Quick (Gizmag).

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.