GEOtube


GEOtube salt crystals on mesh


GEOtube


Salt

1st October 2010

I love it when designers use unusual materials with which to design and currently there seems to be something about salt in addition to other foodstuffs that are being used.

At 100% design, design studio Tweraser design showcased their salt lamp shades (not in production yet, but pending and my terrible picture doesn't do them justice - the lighting wsa terrible at 100% design) and now I have stumbled across GEOtube a concept building that would develop its own outer shell from salt.

Conceived by Faulders Studio the building is suggested for Dubai situated in a salt pond. Formed from a lattice of pipes on the outside they would harden with salt deposits over a 15-30 year period.

Using floating solar panels for power, the seawater is pumped from the Persian Gulf to the basement level up to the rooftop and is then fed into the tubing system. The results are suggested to be a crystaline lace like skin on the buildings mesh surface.


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