Tomas Swett

Rethinking Office Building Typology in Mediterranean Climate –  a Critical View of Current Layouts, Building Form and Parameters
Santiago, Chile 33.50° S 70.70° W

The aim of this project is to develop environmental design strategies and spatial configurations for new office buildings in the urban context of Santiago. The architectural objective is to create a new image of the office building. The plan is divided into several blocks by irregular openings which separate the different functions providing transitional zones between spaces thus allowing daylighting and fresh air to penetrate into the occupied areas. The building facades are designed to vary in response to  solar radiation and daylight requirements.