Dalian International Conference Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Dalian, China,the building is a twisted mass of steel and concrete, with ridged surfaces that flare outwards like the gills of a bulbous fish.
The building’s key architectural feature is the exterior louvers constructed of perforated aluminum panels arranged in a tessellated origami pattern. The folded facade was designed to screen the glazing along the sides of the building from the sun.
In Arabic architecture light (and shadow) play such an important role in making the impact of a space. Later in the day the sun will strike the fence on the left and will make a totally different patterned shadowplay. 486 Mina El Hosn by LAN Architecture.