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Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

  • Posted by SHFT on October 7, 2012 in Energy
  • Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in the pitch-dark surroundings. 

    Located in the Alps of northern Italy, the hydro station is smoothly rooted into the gentle hills and minimally impacts the local ecosystem. Whatever your opinion is on hydroelectricity as a form of power, you have to be impressed with this curvilinear, camouflaged design.

    (via ArchDaily)


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