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"The effect is that of an elegant scrim above Portsmouth Square, calligraphy at skyline scale." Writing about EHDD's Chinatown/North Beach campus for City College and other buildings, the Chron's architecture critic takes a look at the recent use of exterior sunshades in recent "green" structures around the Bay Area, projects that employ screens to deflect and re-direct sunlight to reduce energy costs and enliven their facades as the sun moves across the sky. Above, Thomas Mayne's glorious Federal Building in SOMA. Good stuff. [SFGate, Photo Credit: John King]