30 Jun '16, 1pm

Curvaceous Corten steel office building beats the heat with solar-savvy design

Curvaceous Corten steel office building beats the heat with solar-savvy design

were commissioned to design an office in Surat, India, where temperatures regularly hit over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the architecture firm decided to use smart solar design rather than just air conditioning to beat the heat. The resulting building, aptly named The Crescent, comprises overlapped curvilinear structures oriented away from the harsh southern sun. The sculptural steel-framed office building’s dramatically curved shell is handsomely clad in reddish-orange Corten Steel sheets and is topped with a metal roof.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/curvaceous-corten-steel-office-build...

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