Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Buzz-Worthy Architectural Building Pushing the Boundaries of Design and Energy Consumption

Amsterdam-based UNStudio designed the sculptural white ridges on the façade of this office building in Groningen, the Netherlands, to be more than merely ornamental. Environmental studies indicate that the wedge shapes reduce energy consumption by acting as shades to control the amount of direct sunlight. The architecture firm also created the structure, occupied by the national tax office and the student loan administration, to be easily converted into housing, should the tenants ever decide to depart.
Photo: Ronald Tilleman, Courtesy of UNStudio

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Lisa,

    nice to see one of my pictures on your blog :-)
    It's a pity though you don't offer photographs as art, this one might do fine ;-)

    Ronald Tilleman