Sean Godsell - RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne 2013. The double-glazed facade system is comprised of operable modules of sandblasted glass disks with photovoltaic cells, detailed so that they can easily be replaced as solar technology advances. The northern facade actually serves as a testing ground for these new technologies, researched within the building’s facilities. Via, photos (C) Earl Carter.
With news today that Foster’s design for the new Apple HQ is 2 billion dollars over budget, it’s nice to take a look back at his more humble beginnings in corporate design where the price tag wasn’t higher then some countries’ GDP. IBM Pilot Head Office, Cosham 1971.