Andrew Michler

Flowing German Office Features State Of The Art Systems

by , 11/11/10
filed under: Architecture, Daylighting

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The curving walls in this building dramatically reduce the amount of internal structural support materials that are needed — for an analogy, think of when you take a piece of paper and roll it into a tube to make it stronger. The design abandons traditional office space partitions and opts for open work, meeting, and social areas that are architecturally connected. One end has more private office spaces, while the other end is more open and social. The prominent curved glass wall also provides a sight horizon through the building and to the adjacent green space. Exterior screens control light levels and heat gain.

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