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Double skin facades can work in hot and cool climates

Some of the most incredible examples of commercial architecture look like they have an entire wall of glass. It can be a really attractive design element, but also offers a number of quality of life benefits too. This includes better views and more natural ventilation. In some cases the design is actually a double skin facade, with two layers of glass. Famous examples of it include the Gherkin in London and the Basque Health Department in Bilbao. Continue reading