For the WordPress Photo Challenge this week, Angular, I chose photos of “The Cog Wheel”. Two of them were posted here before. But the construction is exceptional, and the colours so vivid, that I have to repeat myself. The building was designed by Wingårdh arkitektkontor, and finished in March 2011. It is part of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg .
According to Wikipedia: “The skin is made of six different shades of red and a one green which is executed in glazed terracotta. ”Kuggen” is circular to minimize the ratio between skin and area. Every floor level adds two bays making the building grow in size for every added floor. The center of each circle is shifted so the southern elevation gets the longest shadow. A movable sunscreen tracks the sun and adds to the shade to the two top floors.”