Zaid Bin Talib Unveils Plans for Solar-Powered Rainwater-Harvesting Embassy of Iraq in Oslo
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On June 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,gallery,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
The intersecting swirls of Zaid Bin Talib ‘s Embassy of Iraq in Oslo create an interesting play of animated forms. The skin  provides gradual and discrete connections between different parts of the building. The two polarized swirls create a continuous and, at times elongated circulation path.
Serving as an urban sculpture , the overall shape of the building gestures towards the open spaces on the west side of the site. The north façade is mostly closed and functions as a buffer against traffic noise. Access, openings and views are oriented towards the east and shielded from winter winds.
The undulating roof is covered with photovoltaics  and it harvests rainwater to irrigate the surrounding vegetation. The openings are glazed with high-performance glass that reduces glare and provides views and shading.
+ Zaid Bin Talib 
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URLs in this post:
 Oslo School of Architecture and Design: http://www.aho.no/en/
 Zaid Bin Talib: http://zaidbintalib.wix.com/zaid-bin-talib
 swirling structure: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/06/Iraq-Embassy-Zaid-Ali-7.jpg
 skin: http://inhabitat.com/solar-building-skin-turns-sydneys-ugliest-tower-into-an-eco-marvel/
 urban sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/artisit-tieris-urban-inspired-sculptures-are-made-by-compressing-discarded-materials/
 photovoltaics: http://inhabitat.com/tag/photovoltaics/
 + Zaid Bin Talib: http://zaidbintalib.wix.com/zaid-bin-talib#!.: Models :.|cee5
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