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Origami Glass Building

Posted November 17, 2010 8:31 AM

From Neatorama:

This building which houses the health department in BilBao, Spain is described as "origami-like". I can see that, but my first impression was that some special-effects giant monster is trying to burst out of it! The unique design is not just for looks. The city building code requires multi-story buildings to have stepped setbacks, so they incorporated that into an artful design. There are also environmental benefits from the folded glass appearance. Read about it and see more pictures at Jetsetta.

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Re: Origami Glass Building

11/17/2010 12:34 PM

Usually when I see the term Origami, I think of something beautiful and symmetric. This is certainly not symmetric and IMHO rather ugly. I also wonder about the funneling effect of the different surfaces when it rains. It looks like there would be zones where pedestrians and cars would get drenched with sheets of water.

I suppose these comments just sound a bit grumpy. The inside of the building looks impressive.

//Stay off my lawn.

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