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Solar design never looked so cool: 7 modern projects

By: Bryan Nelson on May 9, 2013, 4:41 p.m.
Vertical Village

Photo: Graft Lab

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Vertical Village

Known for its outlandish architecture, Dubai's latest trend is sustainable design. Few designs exemplify this more than the Vertical Village, created by the architects at Graft Lab.

The structure's arrays of solar panels will sparkle in the scorching Dubai sun, but the real genius of the Vertical Village's design lies in how everything will be positioned to keep the building cool while maximizing solar capture at the same time. Each of the jettisoning "walls" that hang over the structure's base will point their panels at the sun while also being perfectly placed to provide shade.

Check out more about this and Graft Lab's other projects at its website here.