Steven Holl Unveils Design for Bogotá, Colombia Building + slide show via @archrecord

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“Framing the campus landscape with foreground, middle ground, and distant view,” says Holl, “the building aims at turning space ‘inside-out’ in a unique response to the temperate climate of Bogota.” Indeed, the city’s mild temperatures are particularly conducive to blurring connections between inside and out—the new building will have no heating or air-conditioning and will be naturally ventilated. Additionally, storm water and gray water will be collected for a grotto water garden and a reflecting pool. And photovoltaic cells will be integrated into a white membrane (which will cover the majority of the roof) to provide power to the recycling system for the water features, as well as 15 percent of the building’s electrical needs. There will also be an occupiable green roof. The architects say they hope to begin construction in early 2012.

Full article: http://greensource.construction.com/news/2011/06/110602-C...

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