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If The Bean Could Float...

While we eagerly await an announcement of what rockstarchitect Bjarke Ingels might design for Chicago, the Architect's Newspaper takes a look at what ideas BIG is cooking up in Europe. The latest concept is an "energy valley" near Stockholm highlighted by a massive floating orb that would be covered with photovoltaic film. "This mysterious giant orb would supposedly generate enough solar and wind power to keep itself aloft while also providing power for over 200 surrounding houses." Um...OK, sure. [A/N]