A visionary idea called STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of the business called Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy.
Belatchew Architects want to give South tower its original proportions and at the same time explore new technologies to create the future of urban wind farming.
By using piezoelectric technology a large number of thin ribs produce electricity only through the small movements generated by the wind. The result opens up possibilities for how buildings can produce energy in the future. Surfaces on both existing and new buildings can suddenly be converted into energy producing units.