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X2 – Agbar Tower, double skin

This document presents the components of the Agbar Tower facade and its layers organization. The tower proposes 2 separated layers, one with the views/inlight openings (random) and the symbolic design of a geyser, while the other one sets a series of sanded/not-sanded glas panels, oriented regarding sunlight incidence. The facade is organized with those 2 separated layers, one with symbolic mean, the other on climatic purpose.

Here comes a very succinct idea about project in Piraeus.

X1 – Agbar Tower, oriented louvers

Agbar Tower, Barcelona by Jean Nouvel proposes a double facade, a structural envelope on the inside and a glas-panels system on the outside. Those last are oriented and materialized regarding the sunlight incidence, while the envelope is covered by color squares.

You can download the Rhino-file (base curves) over here.

The first sketch explores the possiblities of partition of one panel (about 3 unit squares height). Once divided, each subpanel can be rotated to follow a given orientation.

Rhino screenshot

Grasshopper screenshot
Grasshopper file

The second sketch studies the envelope partition to get each panel. It proposes a way to set the color of the panel regarding height (red) and sunlight direction (blue).

Rhino screenshot

Grasshopper screenshot
Grasshopper file