Gallery: Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

 
The contrasting angles of the exterior walls express the ideas of undulation and transference and make the facade look like a stretched accordion. It is comprised of eight trapezoid units created with half-unit glass and aluminum curtain walls and finished with over 350 glass-cutting patterns.

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  1. citizen7 February 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Wow, that is a huge mechanical room. Did anyone stop to think about how much energy is required instead to keep this 8-storey pseudo solar furnace cool?

    Those internal shades actually do very little to mitigate all the heat that is being transmitted through AND absorbed by all that glazing.

    And Hsinchu is on the site of the “Hsinchu-Taichung” earthquake of 1935; the second worst in Taiwanese history. What’s going to happen to all that glass in the event of a serious earthquake? Or rather – what is going to happen to all the people underneath it?

    I’m sure the building has Neo power’s best solar panels – somewhere – but probably not to the same brilliant extent as the C.F. Møller Aarhus Office Building: http://inhabitat.com/brand-new-aarhus-office-building-covered-in-a-wall-of-solar-panels/

  2. anothervoice February 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

    “Steal work?” Corporate espionage?

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