Any organization with a headquarters like this is sure to attract attention, but surprisingly, the Pan-African Energy Agency (PAEA) by Stefan Ritter has much more humble intentions than it appears.
It's a very good thing that such a monumental building as this makes an attempt to function passively. A thermal roof keeps the cavernous spaces cool in the summer and warm in the winter, preventing the outdoor temperatures from penetrating and harnessing the strength of the sun where possible. Pipes throughout the glass latticework skin are warmed by its rays, feeding heat into the building where necessary.
The complex architectural composition is an interesting exploration of subdividing masses. While the overall impression of the PAEA by Stefan Ritter is one of epic proportions, the public and private program is pieced apart in separate structural shards.
Stats for Acute Crystalline Architecture
Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 15,294 clicks in 243 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: PAEA By Stefan Ritter
Related: 107 examples / 82 photos
Segment: Females, 18-55
Comparison Set: 39 similar articles, including: chopped block architecture, sea urchin concert halls, and tangled high-traffic viaducts.
Acute Crystalline Architecture
More Stats +/-
Sea Urchin Concert Halls
Chopped Block Architecture
Tangled High-Traffic Viaducts
Multifaceted Magenta Structures
Conch Shell Architecture