While Morphosis is known for their jagged steel surfaces and off-center forms, the firm has always been interested in sustainability. Its own new office in Culver City represents this philosophy,as the largest net-zero energy building in Los Angeles, and one of the greenest offices in the country.
The fairly rectangular structure, located just a few feet from the new light rail Expo Line’s elevated tracks in Culver City, gets most of its energy from photovoltaics—a 2,800-square-foot array sitting on top of a shaded parking canopy outside. But what makes it all work are the energy savings: It significantly reduces loads through several low-tech, high-tech, and even revolutionary techniques.
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