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GEOtube concept: A building that grows its own weblike skin

from Inhabitat:

It may sound a bit creepy, but wouldn’t it be cool if buildings could grow their own skin? California-based architecture firm Faulders Studio certainly thinks so.

GEOtube, their proposal for Dubai is almost exactly like a normal building – except for the fact that it will have the ability to generate a web-like saline skin that spreads down the façade of the structure over time. […] When the water evaporates, salt deposits will be left behind forming the tower’s exo-skeleton.