Closed Cavity Facades
The EY Centre uses a ‘world-first’ closed cavity façade with a timber blind system to enhance comfort by improving the transparency of the glass and increasing the connection with the outside. The timber blinds give the building a shimmering, warm, inviting and golden look and feel, unlike other office buildings that are often grey, dark and anonymous.
The building façade moves and responds to its external and internal environment. For example, the blinds adjust automatically according to the sun’s natural cycles, shadows cast as the sun passes behind surrounding buildings and the weather. Furthermore, the building uses market leading technology to monitor air quality, sunlight, power and water usage and adjusts the internal environment according to the needs of the building and its occupants.
Applying environmental stimulation and analysis we are able to initiate feedback loops to inform an iterative design process. The implementation of parametric analysis facilitates the generation of tangible data.