Cunningham Architects will present the Shadybrook Office Building, one part of a larger project intended to help revitalize the area along Dallas’ Northwest Highway. The 4-story building is comprised of an exposed cast-in-place concrete structure with nine-foot-deep cantilevered slabs at the upper levels. These deep recesses allow for exterior covered walkways around the entire building, effectively eliminating any interior circulation spaces.
As a foil to the harsh sun, the entire building is sheathed in an Accoya wood brise soleil, with various densities based on solar orientation. Solar heat gain and glare are significantly reduced, as evident at the west elevation, wherein the setting sun barely encroaches upon the glass surface until late afternoon, when most office users would be leaving for the day.
Moderator: Yen Ong, 5G Studio Collaborative