Mumbai’s Egg Of Eco-Wellness
- 29 may 2008
A new futuristic building in India will spend as much time monitoring the health of its inhabitants as it will setting the temperature. Designed by James Law the 32,000 sq m egg-shaped building will both monitor occupants blood pressure and use vegetation for cooling when its built in 2010. Inhabitat reports:
Cybertecture integrates technology, multimedia, intelligent systems and user interactivity to create customizable living and working spaces that focus on experience. The Cybertecture Egg takes this principle working theme a step further with ‘cybertecture health’ – interactive features that monitor occupant’s vital health statistics, like blood pressure and weight. In keeping with the focus on health and wellness, users can customize their views with real time virtual scenery.
The oblong building incorporates passive solar design to decrease heat gain and lower energy loads. An elevated garden also moderates temperate by using natural vegetation to assist with cooling the building envelope. The Cybertecture Egg will use solar photovoltaic panels and rooftop wind turbines to generate onsite electricity. Water conservation will be managed with a greywater recycling system that will harvest water for irrigation and landscaping.