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The architects maximized the use of the long and narrow lot by splitting the building’s main volume into different levels with an outer shell structure topped with a hipped roof. Its shell takes up most of the heat-gain during the hottest hours of the day, while the transparent western facade lets the natural light penetrate the structure and activate a heat sink wall. Vertical PVC shades protect the western facade and follow the path of the sun.
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