Gallery: NASA’s New LEED Platinum Sustainability Base is the Greenest F...

Photo by Mike Chino for Inhabitat
 
The building's relatively narrow 54-foot width allows daylight to reach the middle of each floor, and the entire building is wrapped in an an exoskeleton that provides shade while allowing light and air to flow inside the building. This exoskeleton also provides great seismic stability and allows the interior to have a column-free floor plan.

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  1. Nathaniel Ross May 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Fantastic coverage of a groundbreaking building. Now, if only our cities’ architects could follow suit!

  2. nasaslame April 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    So, instead of our MoonBase we get another SubUrban office building…

    Thanks NASA.

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