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Concrete brise soleil keeps this glass-enveloped building cool in sweltering Ghana

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Maria Novozhilova last modified Jun 15, 2016

One Airport Square is a striking building featuring a very unusual space structure on its façade made of concrete. Its powerful aesthetics was inspired by the motifs of the traditional African fabrics and peculiar patterns of palm tree bark. However, while being curtail in terms of cultural sustainability and linking this building to local values, it also meets the need of environmental sustainability. This building’s shell is a combination of overhanging slabs and diagonal frames that...






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