ORIGAMI ARCHITECTURE

Henning Larsen Architects Syddansk University communications and design building (Denmark) with a façade of 1,600 perforated metal panels that open and close in response to light and temperature inside the building. It is also the first building to meet Denmark’s new energy codes which, as you can imagine, kick the butt of most energy codes around the world.  The dynamic theme is carried throughout:’ The project includes site-specific art by Tobias Rehberger on the theme of "time" – including clocks, lines and circles embedded in the walls and ceilings of coloured LEDs that change throughout the day.’ (Wait, if it so energy efficient what are those LEDs doing on all day? Ah yes, let’s remember the limited hours of daylight in winter in northern latitudes…)

photo credit: Jens Lindhe

photo credit: Jens Lindhe