Thursday, June 23, 2011

Living Buildings

I've heard of buildings being related to living systems. A common comparison is how the ventilation system allows the building to breathe and improves the overall health, but it's not something easily seen.

I think I understand the concept a little better after seeing it through my window.

It's aliiive
Each window has a retractable shade to help keep excess heat out, but still let natural light inside. It reminds me of how trees move their leaves to manage sunlight for photosynthesis.  Different use, similar movement.


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