Green building of the week is from TreeHugger, looking at a solar powered Taiwanese convention centre - Taiwanese Center Has High-Tech Solar-Powered Skin.
Taiwan's new Taichung Convention Center will be covered in solar-powered skin that naturally ventilates the structure reducing energy consumption.
The skin--a pleated smocking-esque envelope--provides a natural air flow to the building minimizing air conditioning usage. It also uses a high-tech double photovoltaic glass to reduce the remaining energy consumption. Part of the pleat is also transparent so that natural light can permeate the interior.