It sure looks like German architect André Broessel loved marbles and bubbles as a boy, since those spheres have found a way into his designs of buildings.
These multipurpose globes act as windows and solar energy captors. The solar globes that he designed — known as the ß.torics system — are weatherproof, fully rotational and can generate energy from moonlight.
This design is a great marriage of functionality, sustainability and winsomeness. Well done, Mr. Broessel.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.