Google's first ground up design-build facility incorporates various innovations in commercial office space. The floor to ceiling and clerestory windows provide natural light to nearly the entire interior environment. Exterior venetian blinds and clerestory roller shades ensure that glare and heat gain are minimized contributing to the building's LEED Platinum certification. Advanced modeling optimizes the predictive solar tracking performance of the shading control system by accounting for shadows cast by building overhangs, structural elements, and false horizons while also eliminating reflected glare from neighboring buildings.
Project ArchitectParabola Architecture
Control FeaturesAdvanced Modeling , Exterior Venetian Blinds , Exterior Roller Shades , Control Panel Software , Floorplan Views , Predictive Solar Tracking
Certification and AwardsLEED Platinum2018 Architectural Record: Good Design is Good Business2018 Design-Build Institue of America DBIA Western Regional Award2018 Finalist Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award2018 Silicon Valley Structures Award for Green Design