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Transpartent Hemlock Building Mixes High-Tech Solar Panels With Ancient Sundial Technology

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 27, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,Gallery | No Comments

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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 [2]. 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 [3]

images via Jeffrey Jacobs Photography [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/hemlock-semiconductor-bldg-BAUER-ASKEW-2.jpg

[2] maximizes natural lighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-lighting/

[3] + BAUER ASKEW Architecture: http://www.baueraskewarchitecture.com/

[4] Jeffrey Jacobs Photography: http://www.jeffreyjacobsphoto.com/

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/171276/hemlock-semiconductor-building-bauer-askew-architecture/

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