Modern Architecture: Venom's Lair (6 pics)

Designed by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, the Basque Health Department building looks like it came straight out of a Spiderman movie. Its façade looks sinister and foreboding, perfect as Venom's lair...

The striking façade is a shell of glass placed at irregular angles. The folds generate multiple reflections visible from the inside, changing its appearance depending on the point of view, the hour, and the season. The façade is also an energy efficient double skin that insulates heat, reduces noise, and lets in precious natural light.

The 99,000 sq ft (9,200 sq m) space is divided in seven floors for offices, two levels for institutional and representative uses, meeting rooms in the tower, an auditorium with 150 seats in the basement, and 3 underground levels for parking.

Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
via [world architecture news], [izismile]

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Tags: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, Modern Architecture, Venom's Lair, architecture

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Comment by Kaegan Donnelly on November 20, 2010 at 3:36pm
It looks like it was grown. Lovelovelove the use of materials.
Comment by Inthemirror on October 29, 2010 at 1:27pm
Very cool...
Comment by Chris Arceneaux on October 12, 2010 at 11:44pm
bad ass!
Comment by sAm on October 12, 2010 at 4:45pm
Comment by loiseau on October 12, 2010 at 9:35am
Comment by Laura P on October 12, 2010 at 7:01am
Seriously cool.
Comment by PANDA JU on October 11, 2010 at 11:30pm
I want to go to there.
Comment by Visnja V on October 11, 2010 at 1:27pm
Need more this. Thanks! :)
Comment by Stephen M. Barrett on October 11, 2010 at 7:16am
Incredible Architecture, Beautiful.

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