Architects Waugh Thistleton have won planning permission for this wind-powered residential building is to be built in London. The building is clad in glazed tiles and features a stunning tower of helical wind turbines at its spine (unfortunately not visible here). It will provide 66 private and affordable apartments, as well as 1,117 sq m of new office space.
The tower acts as an aerofoil, concentrating the greatest wind speed to the spine of the building, where four turbines will be attached vertically. The turbines will provide the building with more than 15% of its energy requirements. Dependent on wind speed, the four turbines will generate around 40,000kW hrs a year.