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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 [5]. 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 [1]

images via Jeffrey Jacobs Photography [6]

Via Arch Daily [7]

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[1] BAUER ASKEW Architects: http://www.baueraskewarchitecture.com/

[2] energy-generating solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-origami-mit-working-on-super-efficient-folded-solar-panels/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-transpartent-hemlock-building-is-a-mix-of-high-tech-solar-panels-and-ancient-sundial-technology/hemlock-semiconductor-bldg-bauer-askew-2/?extend=1

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

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

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

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

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