Let there be light: NBBJ is the project structure with the properties of the Moon

Let there be light: NBBJ is the project structure with the properties of the Moon

Let there be light: NBBJ is the project structure with the properties of the Moon

With more than 230 new towers, skyscrapers, planned for construction in London, the British capital could come up with some way to get rid of the shaded areas. Indeed, in broad daylight in London somewhere dark, if you do not like at night, like in the twilight. Although the shadows have always been a matter of concern for architects and planners, a significant increase in the number of construction of tall buildings in London will mean even more darkness than before, and it can theoretically appeal to those who dwell on the “street level”. In connection with this, the company has developed NBBJ bespoke algorithm that could mitigate this effect, and the company used it to design a pair of concepts “towers”, which, as promised, will be able to reduce the area of shading on the streets of about 60 percent, compared with buildings of similar size.

Bespoke computer algorithm NBBJ taking on issues such as the angle of incidence of the rays coming from the sun, the best distribution and even the use of aesthetic and probation for domestic purposes. And the company used the obtained during the experiments data to help build a couple of buildings that are likely to soon start building in Greenwich. They are built about 200 m in height (or will be closer to the British system of calculation – 656 ft) and have 50 floors each.

Let there be light: NBBJ is the project structure with the properties of the Moon

And let absolutely can not do without shadows, two skyscrapers would offer the opportunity to reduce their production by 60 percent.

“The algorithm is based on the law of reflection,” says David Kosdrui, designer No Shade Tower (which also involved James Pinkerton). “Sunlight reflected from the front, falls to a certain section of the street, thereby increasing the level of illumination.”

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