by Snell in Architecture on Sunday 20 April 2008

The Italian architect with the English name, David Fisher, has arrived in Dubai and brought with him this building that literally does a lot on its site. Expect to see more of this as we see energy production melding with living. Here Fisher has created 78 floors that individually move, allowing the occupier to enjoy the sunrise at breakfast and sunset at dinner from the same chair. There are 77 horizontal wind turbines, one between each floor, that are claimed to generate more energy than is required by the building. Perhaps most interesting is the individual floors that are produced off-site in a factory and then delivered to site and winched up the onsite constructed concrete core.