Beijing’s futuristic new subway stations are straight out of Blade Runner

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“Our solution started from rolling a paper to wrap a pen, the 2 favorites of an architect. The curved paper jerked at the two ends, seemed to be towed by the pen, the same way the cladding by the rails to give the sense of orientation and movement.
The minimum envelop cladded the platform with an overlapped roof on the top to form a rain-screened ventilation gap letting go overheated air in summer, and material changing from metal panel to glazing panel at the two triangle corners on…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/beijings-futuristic-new-subway-stations-are-straight-out-of-blade-runner
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