Beautiful buildings with a volcano design concept

Long time ago I want to make a post about this title. It's inspired from Merapi's volcano eruption in November-December 2010, but I was busy doing my project lately and I haven't finish it till now. (~_~)"
As the title "Beautiful building with volcano design concept", yes.. there is many building that inspired from nature and environment, and they are so amazing, wonderful, beautiful and out from ordinary building design that usually have shape like a box. I know there is many blog that also talk about this design concept idea, but I want post again but with little different style. (^_^)". Let's check out this idea:
1. Taichung Convention Center
Like a cluster of pleated, venetian blind-esque volcanoes, this new convention center in Taiwan has “skin” that will naturally ventilate the structure and generate energy from solar power. Beijing-based MAD Architects recently designed the Taichung Convention Center as a commission by the Taiwanese government. The center is intended to become a new local landmark and help redefine the cultural landscape of the city, while also drawing attention to sustainable development and growth.
The folded solar eco-skin of the building serves two purposes – first, the envelopes provide natural air flow to the interior to minimize air conditioning. Second, the pleatings also utilize a “double photovoltaic glass,” which will help reduce energy consumption. One side of the pleat is a transparent material that lets light into the interior, providing plentiful natural daylight, while the other side of the pleat is solid.
Built according to existing site topography, the structure of the center further accentuates what was already there. The moutainous forms resemble craters and are anywhere from 39-85 meters in height. Outdoor courtyards and balconies dot the architectural form to create a more organic landscape. In total, the building area is over 216,000 square meters (+ 2.3 million sq ft) and will have various uses including entertainment, retail, convention space, offices and parking. The inside of the convention center is filled with light and will hopefully be all it claims to be in terms of sustainability.
2. Blue Volcano Concept, Zagreb, Croatia
With a lightweight skin, recycled materials, solar power, and a somewhat crazy-lookin’ volcano-esque shape, this “cloud-covered” stadium in Zagreb has tons of eco-promise. Designed by Croatia-based njiric+ arhitekti, the Za(breg) Stadium is set to be a new landmark for the city center. Nicknamed the “Blue Volcano” by both the public and the press, the new stadium rises up from the city floor in a smooth arc to encapsulate the arena within.
The stadium is constructed of lightweight materials – steel cables, EFTE membranes and a polycarbonate dome, reducing the need for an excess of resources. An artificial hill will hold the arena and is built up from recycled rubber, while the exterior surface is corrugated aluminum painted with blue pigment. The volcano-shaped building is topped with a dome, and a “floating cloud” covers the interior playing field. Lightweight photovoltaic panels are sewn into the zeppelin-like cloud and generate power for the stadium.
Surrounding the stadium are retail areas to make the site a multi-use development and the spacious grounds house more areas for the public to recreate. A skateboarding and climbing area are built into the side of the stadium and additional playing fields sit adjacent to the site. All in all, a good project for Croatia that could help unify the city with a fun and smart eco stadium.
There still many idea of volcano design for building, like as: Italy’s Volcano Buono Shopping Centerbut; Ultra Modern Volcano House, California;Estadio Chivas – Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico; Earthquake-Proof Solar-Powered Volcano Towers; Crystal Island, Moscow; BEI-Teesside Power Plant, UK; Jameos del Agua, Resort in a Volcanic Crater; Roden Crater, Arizona Art Installation; Museum Jogja Kembali; Museum Gunung Merapi and others. But I'm too tired, and as I see there is too many site that talk about it, then I'm become bored and lazy to talk about it. Sorry, I'm lazy to continue it.

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