Dubbed The Sandcrawler (after the huge mobile treaded fortresses used by Jawas in the famous film franchise), the building is clad in a state-of-the-art multi-layered glass façade which allows natural light to penetrate the interior while limiting solar heat gain. A layer of low-iron glass is placed atop a metallic-frit dot layer – this makes the building appear chromed from the outside while providing enough transparency for optimized daylighting.
The curved volume shelters a large garden courtyard overgrown in lush vegetation which creates an exotic atmosphere fitting for the creative studio. The dense foliage animates the glass exterior and creates a semi-public space that almost looks like a film set. In order to create a higher level of privacy, the building has been raised off the ground.
Photos by Paul Warchol