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The Chrome Hotel Facade is Punctuated With Many Holes

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Nov 18, 2009 • References: sanjaypuriarchitects and architecture-view
Call it Swiss cheese or polka dots—however you describe the exterior of the Chrome Hotel, it boils down to this: it has a lot of holes. But those holes have a purpose.

The designers at Sanjay Puri Architect punctuated the facade with holes to allow natural light to stream into the building. While this minimizes the costs of air conditioning—about 25%—the punctuated facade also creates a unique night look when the holes are backlit by LED lights.