Shanghai’s Stunning Sun Valley Pavilion Boasts the World’s Largest Membrane Roof: The membrane roof is supported by six funnel-shaped frames made from steel and glass. The funnels act as solar siphons, directing natural light into the lower levels of the pavilion. The funicular support pillars also aid with natural air flow, circulating the breeze around the space. The membrane itself is lightweight, and it uses less material than a traditional building of its size.
aerial lift by tasawa69 on Flickr.
Nov 10, 2013 / 30 notes

Shanghai’s Stunning Sun Valley Pavilion Boasts the World’s Largest Membrane Roof: The membrane roof is supported by six funnel-shaped frames made from steel and glass. The funnels act as solar siphons, directing natural light into the lower levels of the pavilion. The funicular support pillars also aid with natural air flow, circulating the breeze around the space. The membrane itself is lightweight, and it uses less material than a traditional building of its size.

aerial lift by tasawa69 on Flickr.

Source: s-h-e-e-r

  1. brofessoroak reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  2. industrialbeat reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  3. industrialresident reblogged this from nervepinch
  4. plannedspace reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  5. cho-co reblogged this from nervepinch
  6. nervepinch reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  7. toshi69 reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  8. wotuto reblogged this from hide104
  9. hide104 reblogged this from fabforgottennobility
  10. cocvn reblogged this from fabforgottennobility
  11. tobaccoisaddictive reblogged this from fabforgottennobility
  12. fabforgottennobility reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  13. tonallygreen reblogged this from greenchallenger
  14. penthe reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  15. greenchallenger reblogged this from s-h-e-e-r
  16. s-h-e-e-r posted this