A Crescent-shaped Office Building Uses Weathering Steel for Protection Against The Heat of the Sun
A crescent shaped office building was design at Surat, India by a Mumbai architect Sanjay Puri made for local property developers and is intended to be a promotional landmark for the developer’s clients.
Weathering steel was clad for each fin which is a pre-rusted metal that gives it a natural distinct orange color. The curving wall serves as a protective shield against the southern sun while the angular and projected walls serves as protection to minimize the east and west sun so it can create a cooler internal spaces and reduce heat gain.
Inside the building are portions of offices, director’s room, dining area and a kitchen. Inside the center of the crescent is a small pond surrounded with clear glass walls to provide view of the outside area. The rare portion of the crescent is a courtyard slicing the rear part where the director’s office and the dining area were positioned on either side.