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Incubator Building

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Building: Incubator Building
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Foster & Partners

AE Interest: Ceramic fritting in the exterior filter light while minimizing heat, reducing solar radiation by almost 40%, Colors of fritting varies depending on intensity of solar radiation, Act as mirror to mimic surrounding architecture, Banked sides to maximize pedestrian space and minimize light, Built around a central core planted with drought-resistant plants to regulate temperature, Built from recycled structural steel and aluminum sheets.
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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

March 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built

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