Building Skin

A building skin refers to an exterior envelope that absorbs heat in summer months, thereby reducing energy costs. Led by architect Micheal Leckman of Diamond Schmitt Architects, we designed an envelope for the Centre for Green Cities at Evergreen Brick Works that anticipates creative interventions, as well as expressions from the building occupants. This is a facade that embraces emergent design and ongoing interpretations.

The moveable screens are carefully designed for efficient solar shading. Interspersed throughout the facade will be window boxes that hold plants that can extend throughout the screening, thereby establishing a living wall and vertical wetland to filter water. The boxes also present opportunity to establish vertical food gardens.



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