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Cloudsource Tower
Meeting Data, Energy & Spatial Needs Through the Cloud

Our society thirsts for data, energy and space. These three driving forces are currently organized in a horizontal and centralized manner. Our buildings are connected over vast networks to power plants. Our digital devices are connected to vast server farms. We invert this existing condition to vertically integrate data and energy with building structure. In this scheme, servers fly above using kites which efficiently harvest renewable energy in high altitude. Tethered by fiber, these strands weave together below to create a flexible structural envelope. This literal cloud of data and power creates an efficient and resilient new cloud-based building typology.

Project Credits
Misun Lee
Jongsun Lee
Peter Suen

Honors
Selected for publication in "eVolo Skyscrapers 3: 150 New Projects Redefine Building High"