Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Christian Richters|Peter Fisher|Peter Fisher|Nacasa & Partners|Nacasa & Partners|Nacasa & Partners||Al Bahr’s mechanical apertures respond to sunlight: here, they are shown closed|The openings’ shape is inspired by traditional mashrabiya screening|The facade operates as a curtain wall, sitting two metres outside the exterior|Sahmri by Woods Bagot. The small size of each component means that heat and light can be controlled in a more localised way|Each triangular window has a fixed hood, a form inspired by a pinecone|Perforated aluminum panels dress the outside of the Dear Ginza building|The overall effect is one of a sheet of artfully crumpled paper|During the day, the perforated skin casts dappled shadows inside||
01 Jan 2015

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