Gallery: Dragon-Scaled Hongzhu Housing Sales Center Deflects the Heat i...

With an outer shell inspired by a dragon's scales, the Hongzhu Housing Sales Center in Taiwan minimizes direct sun exposure while encouraging natural daylighting. The facade is clad in a series of perforated metal panels bent and peeled up to create gaps in the armor that let in light and keep things cool inside. Designed by Taipei City firm, Lab Modus, the sales center creates a striking image in its urban location.

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