13 Dec '11, 9pm

Passive Solar Museum In Ordos, China Sits Empty: Will China's Real Estate Bubble Burst Soon?

Passive Solar Museum In Ordos, China Sits Empty: Will China's Real Estate Bubble Burst Soon?

Though the sustainability of building large planned cities out in the middle of the desert is rather questionable, it doesn't seem to stop anyone from doing it. Case in point: Ordos, one of China's latest planned developments, is located in the desert of Inner Mongolia and modelled after Dubai. It is also a city that was built overnight on the coal and natural gas fortunes of the region, boasting a "hot" property market and newly constructed houses and beautiful civic buildings, like this passive solar museum by MAD Architects. MAD Architects/via Mimicking the desert's dunes, the undulating facade's copper louvers allow for natural lighting and ventilation and for passive climate control. The building's curvaceous form takes a conscious stand against the strict grid of the planned city. Gorgeous skylights illuminate interiors which are whitewashed and sleekly designed to i...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/passive-sola...

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