Bibliospherical Orb of Doom Constructed in Germany

Greeen! Architects

The Bibliosphere–a sustainable structure featuring renewable energy sources, plus natural lighting and ventilation–was designed by Greeen! Architects to serve as the main attraction for the University of Duisburg-Essen. By the looks of it, I think they succeeded in their mission.

In addition to looking like a villain’s den out of a sci-fi novel, the Bibliosphere will consume 50 percent less power than current German standards mandate, and will likely receive gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council.

Mark my words: when this thing is finished, I will claw and scratch my way into a life of academia over at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where I will carefully lay out my plot to take over the world.

[via Greeen! Architects via Arch Daily via Inhabitat]