27 Feb '12, 3pm

Gimme A Thermal Break Redux: Engineer Calls Chicago's Aqua Tower "Architectural Pornography"

Gimme A Thermal Break Redux: Engineer Calls Chicago's Aqua Tower "Architectural Pornography"

Almost verybody loves Jeanne Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago; Paul Goldberger described it as an "undulating landscape of bending, flowing concrete, as if the wind were blowing ripples across the surface of the building." I was rather less enthusiastic, As an architect, I love the look of this building. As a TreeHugger, I wonder how in this day and age we can still be permitting continuous floor to ceiling glass walls and eighty stories of radiator fin balconies in a "green" but cold city like Chicago. According to Lisa Rochon in the Globe and Mail, I am not alone. She quotes engineer Ted Kesik, who calls the building "architectural pornography: Take your clothes off, attach a series of highly conductive fins, like the kind they put on motorcycle engines, to the skeleton of your body, and go stand outside in January,” wrote Kesik to his architectural students and colleagues, ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/gimme-therma...

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