Design Strategy

Building Facades

Climate-responsive building fa├žades filter solar radiation, daylight, and fresh air from the exterior as appropriate based on climate/seasonal variations to improve indoor comfort.

Design strategies for different climates include:

Hot Climates:

Passive cooling

Natural ventilation

Shaded walls/windows

Indirect daylighting

Light-colored walls/surfaces

Double glazing


Temperate Climates:

Warm Season: Passive cooling, shaded windows, indirect daylight

Cold Season: Passive solar heating, daylighting

Double glazing


Cold Climates:

Passive solar heating


Double glazing

Reference Projects
Grand Hyatt Kuwait Offices
Grand Hyatt Kuwait Offices


Torre Europa
Torre Europa

Madrid, Spain

2030 Palette