Gallery: Radio Nacional de Espana’s New Headquarters Features a Smart F...

The footbridge also serves as a horizontal bris-soleil to shade the building on the south side. And thus this smart combination of horizontal and vertical shading protects the building from solar thermal heat gain, thereby reducing its need for air-conditioning.

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  1. Taz Loomans August 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Agreed Jonce! Yes, these passive solar strategies usually cost a lot less than technical solutions and are often way more effective in reducing energy consumption.

  2. Jonce July 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Another stunning example of how good regional responsive design is always better than trying to “out-engineer” nature with HVAC systems.

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