27 Jun '16, 5am
Locally-sourced louvered facade controls solar gain and updates an aging retail space
turned an out-of-date 1960s building in Thessaloniki, Greece into a modern retail space complete with a louvered facade that helps to regulate solar gain. The facade consists of multiple panels arranged starting at the southwest corner of the building, creating a seamless visual connection between the new and existing facade while controlling sunlight. In order to minimize the impact to the customers - the retailer wanted to stay open during construction - components were assembled off-site and later added to the structure.