Gallery: Sweden’s Umeå Architecture Academy Punctuated With Pixelated W...

 
Last year Henning Larsen Architects completed Umeå University's new Architecture Academy in Sweden, which is part of a larger development of the entire arts campus. The building's design focuses upon daylighting and sustainability -- rather than covering the entire building in glass, the architects skinned it in a locally sourced wood envelope punctuated with aperture-like windows. An integrated ventilation, heating and lighting system allows the building to reduce its energy use by 50%.

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  1. 181630 March 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great. really like the windows and how there situated. Also like the wood.

  2. jasmin arch March 8, 2011 at 3:42 am

    question,
    iwould like to know more about how they make fresh air enters the building from under the floor plan and over, traveling through the building via columns and beams…?

    thanks
    jasmin

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