When Architecture Attacks! Walkie Talkie Scorchie Melts Car

September 6, 2013 — Leave a comment

The  famous “Walkie Talkie” building in London designed by Rafael Viñoly is being blamed for melting a parked jaguar. Apparently the intensely concave mirrored building was not tested for the obvious ability of creating a solar death ray (by concentrating the suns rays on small areas below).  Londoners call it the “Walkie Scorchie” phenomenon.  Apparently this is not the first building by the architect that has produced this effect. He has another in Las Vegas that managed to melt all the pool furniture on a hotel terrace.

 Image via the Evening Standard


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