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A U.S. embassy, India, & the birth of screen block

From NCMA eNews
January 9, 2020

In the middle of the 20th century, in 1954, on the other side of the planet in another desert climate, the U.S. State Department chose New York architect Edward Durell Stone to design the new American Embassy in New Delhi. The defining element for the new embassy was a brise-soleil, designed by Stone. This curtain wall was constructed of thousands of one-foot square perforated blocks that shielded the embassy’s interior glass from the hot Indian sun.

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