Endesa Pavilion: a Solar-Powered Odd-Angled House

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Tue, Aug 28th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The core77 website has this article on the Endesa Pavilion, a bizarre structure filled with odd-angles and solar panels. Weird as the structure looks, there is actually a reason behind its unusual shape. As the article explains:

The Pavilion was ingeniously designed and sited for the exact position it occupies on Earth. The sun's seasonal path was mapped, and all of the house's odd angles you see are purposefully calculated rather than being architectural whimsy: The windows provide illumination all year 'round, but allow no direct sunlight during hot summer months, and plenty during winter months. Overhangs placed directly in the sun's line of sight are bristling with solar panels.

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