Gallery: First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines Opens in London!

London recently saw the completion of the world's first skyscraper with wind turbines integrated directly within its building fabric -- the Strata tower. Nicknamed the Razor, the black and silver skyscraper measures in at 147 meters (485 ft) tall, making it the tallest residential building in central London. The Strata is topped with three building-integrated wind turbines that provide 8% of the total electricity needs of the building, and it features an array of green building strategies that make it the face of the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area.

Designed by BFLS (formerly known as Hamiltons), the Strata is a 43-story architectural wonder that already has a distinct and recognizable profile in the London skyline. Oriented to take advantage of the prevalent south-west winds, the tower has commanding views into the heart of downtown. With floor-to-ceiling windows, views from each apartment are said to be spectacular, and the architects did their best to incorporate daylighting and natural ventilation with operable windows, even high up in the penthouse.


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    this can be so gorgeous.

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  4. clumma July 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    A building that’s 1/12th sustainable! Hooray for wind turbines!

  5. archonic July 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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