The earth’s very own sunglasses


The crazy post title got you, didn’t it! We here at Yanko pride ourselves in showcasing concepts that may seem outlandish, but speak of a lateral method of problem solving. The Global Cooling skyscraper is by all means a financial and logistical impossibility…in the present tense. However, if we think of the global cooling skyscraper as a concept, it sounds like a marvelously eccentric idea. Think of it, a massive greenhouse that stands in front of the earth and the sun. Its transparent design allows sunlight to pass through, but it absorbs a great deal of the short-wave radiation, preventing the earth from drastically heating up. It also absorbs all the heat that the earth generates too, making it doubly effective. Plus, it looks so futuristic, emerging out of the horizon like that! It’s a shame it’ll block our sunrises and sunsets, but hey, we had this coming with the way we’ve been treating our planet. Brace yourselves, George R. R. Martin was right, winter truly IS coming!

Designer: Paolo Venturella, Cosimo Scotucci