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NBBJ skyscrapers cast light instead of shadows

by Katie Buckley | 19 Mar 2015

International architecture firm NBBJ have revealed concept designs for two light reflecting, shadowless skyscrapers.

Created using the design software Rhinoceros, several blueprints for the mixed-use skyscrapers have been generated with the key aim of reflecting dispersed sunlight onto the streets below.

With more skyscrapers being built in 2014 than in any other year, targeting the ‘doom and gloom’ effect and allowing sunlight to reach the ground is an important factor to bear in mind when constructing such colossal buildings.

NBBJ’s designs allow for more than 60 per cent of dispersed sunlight to be cast on the streets below. The two buildings would allow this to happen by being designed in tandem, with each acting as a giant mirror to the other.

Although designs are at the concept stage, with the Greenwich Peninsula in London, UK, being used as a theoretical location, the practice has hinted at looking for developers who might be interested in moving the project forward.

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International architecture firm NBBJ have revealed concept designs for two light reflecting, shadowless skyscrapers. Created using the design software Rhinoceros, several blueprints for the mixed-use skyscrapers have been generated with the key aim of reflecting dispersed sunlight onto the streets below. With more skyscrapers being built in 2014 than in any other year, targeting the ‘doom and gloom’ effect and allowing sunlight to reach the ground is an important factor
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