The New York Times Building is an iconic 6 million sf, 52 story high rise office tower in mid-town Manhattan. Working with MechoShade, Loisos + Ubbelohde was responsible for shading protocols and controls to recognize site shading from surrounding buildings. The New York Times Headquarters is clad with a highly transparent glass curtain wall and exterior white ceramic pipes. To control sun penetration and provide visual comfort while optimizing energy efficiency, automated diffusing shades are controlled in response to sky conditions, the movement of the sun, shade patterns and brightness. Daylighting and shading deliver measured lighting electrical use at 0.37 watts/sf with high occupant satisfaction.
Software was developed to generate fish-eye "cameras" used to predict incidence of direct beam radiation.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop FX/FOWLE
New York, NY
AIA Honor Award for Architecture, 2009
AIA NY Chapter Sustainable Design Commercial Honor Award, 2008
AIA NY State Award of Excellence for Large Projects, 2008
AIA NY Chapter Merit Award for Architecture, 2008
Deutsches Architekturmuseum International Highrise Commendation Award, 2008
New York Municipal Art Society Best New Building Award, 2007
Software predicts when the sun will be on the facade and automated blinds descend in anticipation.
|510 521 3800 Phone | 510 521 3820 Fax |
©2015 LOISOS + UBBELOHDE Associates, Inc.