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Green Architecture Spotlight

{Recycled timber panels, which open and close depending on the sun, clad the west side of the CH2 building. Panel mechanisms are powered by solar energy.}

In honor of Earth day and to celebrate submitting the first set of credits for the green project I have been working on here at Formus Architects {We are going for LEED Gold certification!}, I am presenting an inspiring green architecture project.

Featured Project: CH2 - Council House 2 building - 10-story, 135,000-square-foot city office building
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date of Completion: 2006
Project Team: Main collaborators ~ DesignInc's Melbourne office and Sydney-based engineers Lincolne Scott
Outstanding Features: The design follows the philosophy of biomimicry ~ mimicing processes of nature to change with it's surroundings. Panels move according to position of sun to maximize shade and balance daylighting. CH2 is the Green Building Council of Australia's first Six Star office building, which is roughly equivalent to LEED Platinum.

Read more here.

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