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East London's Kinetica building to feature unusual cladding

A new construction in east London is to use special cladding to drive air through wind turbines.

According to, the 14-story Kinetica apartment building in Dalston, will have 15 per cent of its energy supplies provided through the special cladding, which has been developed by James & Taylor.

Associate at Waugh Thistleton Architects, Mark Boehmer, said: "We have chosen a natural product with James & Taylor and through experimenting with the glazing gauge believe that we have developed a highly durable product with a beautiful and impeccable finish."

There are to be a total of 41 one, two and three bedroom flats with a communal roof garden.

The striking shape of the building is thought to echo the 'Flatiron' building in New York.

East London has seen a huge amount of regeneration work in recent months, mostly thanks to the Olympic Games taking place in Stratford in 2012.