Modernising Orientation Planning

14 June 2012

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Modernising Orientation Planning

The ancient Romans and Greeks devised design processes in which the interior environments of buildings could be controlled through natural means such as the clever positioning of their layouts, physical orientations and windows.

Throughout industrial history, this basic principle hasn’t changed, with modern architects using solar orientation techniques taken straight out of the notebooks of classicists. The adherence to such historical styles has gone virtually unchanged…until now.

Adding a modern twist to this historical technique is world renowned architecture firm BIG with their curving Vancouver-based skyscraper, the Beach and Howe Tower. Located in downtown Vancouver, the building will act as a gateway into the city and offers a strikingly new skyline aesthetic.

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