AMERICAN FIRST NATIONAL BANK

Houston, Texas

Use

Commercial Office Building

Client

American First National Bank

SIZE

12-Stories

PROGRAM

This international bank headquarters includes 211,587 total SF and a 190,519 SF parking garage for 599 cars. 

The design is based on the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui which harmoniously balances surroundings, buildings and environments. The shape of the building floor plan was derived from the concept of yin/yang for a balance with the universe.

The convex curve, according to Feng Shui practices, deflects the negative energy around the building. The opposing curve of the fountain is seen as channeling positive energy to the bank. And the center slice in the building is symbolic of the number one.


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