Bell Labs set the stage for the design of future research facilities- now GreenSource looks at two new lab buildings.

Bell Labs set the stage for the design of future research facilities- now GreenSource looks at two new lab buildings.

When Bell Telephone Corporate Laboratories opened in Holmdel, NJ, in 1962, it marked a revolution in the design of corporate campuses and, more specifically, research facilities. One of master architect Eero Saarinen's final projects, the immense rectilinear volume was clad in a distinctive mirrored glass developed for the building. Extending over 700 feet, the structure was dubbed the "biggest mirror ever" by the architectural press at the time. But the innovative skin was much more than that. A precursor of low-E glazing, the highly reflective surface allowed 25 percent of the available sunlight to pass through while blocking 70 percent of the sun's heat. ----- Advertising ----- Within that envelope—a home to pioneering technological invention for 45 years—four separate but virtually identical rectangular structures were connected by a 70-foot-high atrium that ran the le...

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