Solar-powered Xinhee Design Center is inspired by human skin and bones
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A floating, amorphous structure is currently under construction in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. Slated for completion in 2017, the new Xinhee Design Center, designed by MAD Architects as an office building for fashion group Xinhee, will reflect the forms of clothing and boost several sustainable features, including sprawling gardens, solar panels and a sun-shading PTFE envelope. The office spaces are organized around a central atrium from which six structures extend out like arms. Each...