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Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On November 10, 2010 @ 7:42 pm In Architecture | 3 Comments
The folded facade consists of two layers. The outer one is a glazed skin made up of framed glass set in a tubular frame  while the inner layer is the building’s windows. There are two major benefits to the design: noise from the busy boulevard is noticeably reduced and solar heat gain is decreased via radiation reduction and a breathable wall system.
In addition to the increased energy efficiency  afforded by the double skin, the building holds meetings in a daylit , two story atrium that opens to a roof deck. To promote denser land use, the seven stories below roof contain office space and a subterranean three floor robotic parking lot.
Via evolo 
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URLs in this post:
 Coll-Barreau Arquitectos: http://www.coll-barreu-arquitectos.com/
 energy efficiency: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/11/basque-health-department-headquarters-4.jpg
 facade : http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/29/korean-tower-boasts-one-of-the-worlds-most-efficient-solar-facades/
 tubular frame: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/15/oppenheim-unveils-exoskeletal-leed-campus-center-for-miami-dade/
 daylit: http://www.inhabitat.com/daylighting
 evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/basque-health-department-headquarters-coll-barreu-arquitectos/#more-6426
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