This Zero-Energy Building Uses Algae for Power and Shade This Zero-Energy Building Uses Algae for Power and Shade
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This Zero-Energy Building Uses Algae for Power and Shade

by Adele Peters

February 10, 2013

Inside, the architects experimented with unique designs for two of the apartments; instead of having separate rooms, individual components—the bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping area—can actually be automatically reconfigured, to help residents switch between living and working spaces (sadly, no photos of this feature were available; it's an interesting concept). 

The building will be featured in the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg.

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Images courtesy of KOS Wulff Immobilien, original top image KOS Wulff Immobilien

 

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