Year of Completion

1-1-2009

Client

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Material of interest

Perforated stainless steel

Material Used

Perforated stainless steel

Properties of Materials

The steel skin is separated from an inner wall of glass and aluminum to permit light and views for people inside the space. The steel panels act to reduce heat gains in summer and insulate the interior in winter. The panels are also operable, allowing people to open them for additional ventilation and lighting.

Material Properties

Material of interest and material used: Perforated stainless steel

Properties of material: The steel skin is separated from an inner wall of glass and aluminum to permit light and views for people inside the space. The steel panels act to reduce heat gains in summer and insulate the interior in winter. The panels are also operable, allowing people to open them for additional ventilation and lighting.

Application

Exterior façade

Climate

Humid Subtropical

Environmental Response

Light blocking

Keywords

Exterior façade, Humid Subtropical, Light blocking

Location

New York City, New York

Sources

Architect website: http://www.morphosis.com/

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Date submitted

8-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

Cooper Union Building

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