Twin Office Towers in Abu Dhabi Have a Beautiful Sun-Responsive, Moving Facade

geometric-sun-shades-al-bahar-towers-abu-dhabi-gif-2These beautiful twin office towers in Abu Dhabi, (Al Bahar) completed in 2012, have a unique geometric “skin”. Their facade reacts to sunlight, constantly following the movement of the sun and blocking it out. Designed by Aedeas architecture and design team, the 145 metres tall facade is inspired by the”mashrabiya”, a traditional Arabic lattice shading device.

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7 thoughts on “Twin Office Towers in Abu Dhabi Have a Beautiful Sun-Responsive, Moving Facade

  1. gorgeous and ingenious! I wonder if the concept could be used to make a simple shade for a small patio or ramada out of canvas or maybe fiberglass sections. I need a cheap (inexpensive) sunscreen.

    The towers remind me of big pineapples 🙂

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