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Triptyque gives a 1970s office building an eco-friendly makeover in Brazil

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 11, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Oct 10, 2016

Located within the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s business and economic district, the 85-meter-tall RB12 sports a new bioclimatic facade with zigzagging glazed panels and louvers that reduce solar heat gain but allow desired natural light in. Natural ventilation flows throughout the building. Plant-filled balconies punctuate the sculptural facade and aid in natural cooling. The landscaping is irrigated with harvested rainwater, which is also used to flush the toilets. Related: Bioclimatic Rio...





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