Aussies treat building like ugly date, put a bag over its head

Sydney’s ugliest building, the UTS tower, is in process of updating its look. The project, well, more of a concept really, calls for placing a high tech mesh over the physical building. This magic mesh will generate energy, collect rainwater, and power the buildings ventilation. If someone can make it work.

It sounds good, but as I said, it’s more of a concept right now. The “Tower Skin” creates a micro climate around the structure, and wraps completely around the building. Think of wrapping a sandwich with cling wrap, but of course your cling wrap won’t light up and night. Or create electricity from the sun. But you get the idea. Of course, is it really necessary? Is the UTS building that ugly that money needs to be spent making it look pretty again?

[via Dvice]