Controlling heat gain from the sun: horizontal overhangs are more efficient on the south side of a building, whereas vertical fins are more efficient on the east or west elevations. Egg-crates, a combination of vertical and horizontal elements, are particularly efficient in hot climates because they screen out most, if not all, of the sun's rays.
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Florian Busch Architects’building is located in the Pontocho district west of the Kamo River, a district famous for its nightlife, featuring numerous geishas’ houses (okiya) and teahouses (ochaya), and for its ancient architecture and kabuki theatre. Project: Florian Busch Architects Project Team: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Suguru Takahashi, Akira Miyamoto, Antoine Vaxelaire, Renee Reder, Oliver Pershav, Katie Colford (intern), Shiori Sageshima (intern), Anne-Marlene Rüede (intern), Kayo N