Gallery: Switzerland’s Solar-Powered Islas Office is an Energy-Storing ...

The Islas Commercial Office Building in Samedan, Switzerland hides a secret inside - it's actually an energy storage facility. Like a battery that stores electricity, Islas stores energy in the form of heat. Designed by Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten, the office makes use of concrete floors, underground water tanks and a large solar system on the roof to soak up the sun's energy and store it inside for later use.

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