Gallery: Multi-Hued Kuggen Building (the Cog) Features A Rotating Photo...

Kuggen, an office building in Gothenburg, Sweden is coated in bold shades of red and unlike any sustainable building you've ever seen before. Inspired by both cog wheels (kuggen means cog) and the saw-toothed edge of a leaf, the circular building was designed by Winngårdh Arkitektkontor and is composed of six floors each skewed to the south to provide shade for the floor below. A high performance facade and efficient window placement are combined with solar power on the roof as well as a moving photovoltaic shade screen on the top floor. Aiming for energy efficiency and a cool place to hang out, the office building serves the Chalmers University community and includes public meeting space and a coffee shop too.

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  1. AlexH March 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

    We wish it included a coffee shop. It was meant to, but this promise never materialised. As a result of this, the bottom floor is only used for gatherings and some presentations; 98% of the time it is a stone-floored desert, abandoned by all life except for a single receptionist.

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