Skidmore, Owings & Merril Created a Building with Light-Reflecting Windows

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 22, 2016
References: som & dezeen
'Skidmore, Owings & Merrill' is an American architecture, engineering and design firm that's behind a 55-storey building in Beijing that features a series of light-reflecting windows. Positioned at alternating angles, the windows allow natural light to bounce off its surfaces at different points, giving it a patterned effect. The impressive tower, called the Beijing Greenland Center, offers both office spaces and apartment complexes.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill included the prismatic windows around the entirety of the building, offering an endless supply of natural lighting to the building's inhabitants and making the structure eye-catching from any angle. The building was also designed to be environmentally sustainable, with inclusions such as a "heat reclaim wheel, variable speed pumps for heating and cooling, and a water-side economizer to utilize evaporative cooling."