Gallery: MAD Architects Honeycomb Skyscraper

SinoSteel Plaza by MAD

Be it their biomimetic form, their integral strength, or the their beautiful visual texture, lately we can’t get enough of hexagonal honeycomb structures. The latest to catch our eye is the stunning Sinosteel International Plaza by Beijing-based MAD architects. More than just a striking façade, the building’s hexagonal curtain is based upon climate modeling and serves to regulate the structure’s temperature and daylight by varying the size of each cell’s window.

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  4. mehri vn August 14, 2008 at 4:30 am

    I’d really like it better if there was any way to show it’s particular hexagon window’s executive details. e.g the details that could show how this special window could retract.
    But infact i like it’s concept of efficience-energy by these dynamic windows.

  5. clairseach August 7, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I was wondering about the square plan as well, 60’s retro? I’d like it better if you could open a window without having to throw a desk at one, or is the air that bad there? I also like the grass dome at the bottom.

  6. sandmansd August 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    i really like the undulating texture achieved by varying the opening sizes.

    i wonder why they made it square in plan….

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