The Inside Out

Emergent’s new Huaxi Urban Center for China (always China or Dubai) is a paradigm shift in architectural design when once upon a time a building’s exterior was designed to hide, shield, and mask its massive network of support beams, duct work, wiring, and HIVAC systems. The Huaxi Urban Center externalizes all its “innards” in a morphology of shifting lights racing up and down its glacial-like hull. With advances in flexible cellular based materials, exoskeletal lattices, and carbon fiber composites; only now is a building like the Huaxi Urban Center possible. Gorgeous!

via: Archinect

Designer: Emergent


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