GOOD
Articles

The Proposed London Skyscraper That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow

A London-based design firm has cracked the code to sunny city streets

A London-based design firm has cracked the code to sunny city streets. NBBJ has designed a precisely calculated duo of city skyscrapers strategically designed to erase each other’s shadow. By bouncing sunlight off of one another in a manner that will optimize sunlight on the city below at all times of the year, regardless of the sun’s positioning as the earth orbits yearly, the firm hopes to revolutionize the modern city.

Screenshot via nbbjdesign Vimeo


The company, which is also behind architecture for Google, Amazon and Microsoft, hopes that their unique algorithm transforms the feel of downtown London.

“The ‘No Shadow Tower’ redirects sunlight to visibly reduce shadows at the base of the towers by 60 percent over typical buildings,” a spokesman for the company told The Telegraph. “providing more daylight for pedestrians and people in nearby buildings.”

Trending Stories