Gallery: A Playful Checkerboard Facade Protects the Pegasus Building Fr...

The imposing Pegasus complex in Gujarat was designed with a shade screen as protection from the hot Indian sun. What looks like a black and white checkerboard facade is a series of specially oriented slats that from a distance give the illusion of a solid mass. But from inside the commercial building, viewers have an uninterrupted view from behind the slats. Designed by Jagrut Patel of Vitan Architects, the commercial space is sensitive to the climatic conditions of the semi-arid region of Ahmedabad.

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