Gallery: Transpartent Hemlock Building Mixes High-Tech Solar Panels Wit...

 
The 20,000 square foot double story building is clad in solar panels

Left transparent in order to invite curious onlookers to see what’s brewing inside the two-storey center, the building’s southern facade maximizes natural lighting. It also has a steep pitched roof which facilitates easy placement of solar panels that provide part of the overall energy requirement. A horizontal sunscreen keeps the harshest sun out during the summer while allowing much-appreciated warmth in the winter. And what of the sundial? A reminder of just how important the sun is in every day life, this modern rendition of a bygone tool tells both central and daylight savings time.

+ BAUER ASKEW Architecture

images via Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Via Arch Daily

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