India's "clasped hands" tower designed to be green

03/5/2013 | EarthTechling.com

The Namaste Tower, under construction in Mumbai, India, has a design inspired by a traditional Indian greeting where the hands are clasped together. The 62-story tower designed by WS Atkins will be clad in fritted glass that doubles as a sunscreen to minimize solar gain within the building. It will also have canopies that include solar thermal collectors to produce 12% of the building's hot water needs.

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