A skyscraper has been designed to not cast a shadow… somehow.
The cleverly named project ‘No Shadow’ has been created to put a skyscraper on London’s Greenwich peninsula, near the Millennium Dome, or O2 Arena or whatever it’s called these days.
The science behind it is well clever. The Verge explains it:
To achieve the shadowless effect, the architects designed a pair of buildings that work in tandem. One of the buildings works like a giant curved mirror, the glass surface of which reflects sunlight down onto the shadow cast by the other building. Because of the specific shape of the curved building, the reflected light is capable of following the shadow as it moves throughout the day.
Thankfully, the light being reflected down isn’t going to burn people like ants under a magnifying glass, because the light is diffused. Which is handy.
[Via The Verge]