Gallery: Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade

The striking glass exterior of this Health Department building in Bilbao, Spain isn't just a pretty face(ade). Coll-Barreau Arquitectos conceptualized the folded facade in response to the city's restrictive building code that requires stepped setbacks for all multistory buildings along its main streets. The result was this eye-catching hybrid double skin that boosts the structure's energy efficiency in addition to making it stand out on the boulevard.

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  3. Lucas Gray November 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    This is an interesting facade with some wonderful sustainable features. You should submit it to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction – Maybe It could win a prize.

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