Gallery: Solstice on the Park: Shimmering Chicago High Rise Made for Sh...

Did you know that the best angle for glass to keep a Chicago apartment warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer is 71 degrees? Well architects Studio Gang have designed an entire high rise building based on that optimum angle with solar access and shading as its core concept. Aside from maximizing energy-efficiency through passive solar design and being absolutely beautiful (the angular surfaces also create a shimmering prismatic effect), Solstice on the Park will be aiming for LEED Silver certification with a host of other eco features.

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