in early october i joined a new team to work on the development phase of a skyscraper to be built in shenzhen. the project operates on very simple set of principles aimed at minimizing direct solar gains to the office spaces within. the facade becomes a zig-zag folded skin with glass to the north and east and highly insulated panels to the south and west.
deformations within the overall geometry allow for optimal views, entrances and public space.
joining the project in design development was challenging to say the least, this meant becoming fluently familiar with a large scale project in a matter of weeks. my days were filled with material research, product specifications, presentation reports, and landscape design.