Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Awards of Excellence — 2009 Recipient

Bluepoint Louver Facade System
Toronto
ON
Award Category: 
Awards of Excellence
Innovation in Architecture

Paul Raff Studio

Paul Raff Studio has designed a unique residential complex in Thailand with remarkable green design strategies. Its most novel feature is its Louver Facade System which was born from a simple idea to maximize landscape views while maintaining privacy for residents. Its dynamic sweeping forms echo local vernacular influences while functioning as shading system which can be adapted to any new building. This system reduces solar heat gain which in tropical climates - home to 41% of the world’s population- massively reduces energy consumption.

It is a powerful example of how Canadian architects can have a positive global impact.

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