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Posts tagged as 'facade'

Sun 10.8.

SolarLeaf Bioreactive Façade by Arup (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

SolarLeaf, the world’s first bioreactive façade presented at the BIQ House (designed by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria), has been shortlisted for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the “Applied Innovations” category.

 

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Orange Cube by Jakob + Macfarlane; photo: Roland Halbe

Perforated walls, panels and screens have been used for centuries as a way to control the level of light entering a building or to offer privacy to the occupants. The functions of perforations have remained largely the same, but the materials and methods of manufacture have altered considerably. No longer cut or carved by hand, developments in computer-controlled technologies mean that detailed patterns can now be quickly and easily etched into various materials for interior or exterior use. Architonic looks at some recent projects demonstrating the contemporary effects that can be achieved using perforated materials. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

read Alyn Griffiths’ article on Architonic

'cork house' by Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA, photo by Ivo Canelas

This large single family home in Esposende in the the north of Portugal was realised by the Porto based Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA. Its slightly industrial looking facade is characterised by massive cork bricks which are stoutly wrapped around the carcass and perforated metallic folding shutters.

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'V36K08/09 - urban DIVA' by pasel kuenzel architects, photo by Marcel van der Burg

Amidst one of the biggest urban developments of private-collective dwellings in the Netherlands, on a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned Dutch university city of Leiden, the Rotterdam based pasel kuenzel architects realised this single family home.

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Kiefer technic showroom by Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner, photo by Paul Ott

This new office building of the Austrian metal company Kiefer technic designed by the Graz based practice Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner is characterised by a dynamic façade system of electrically driven folding elements made of perforated aluminium. These façades change continuously each day, each hour showing a new “face” but can also be adapted individually to changing conditions and needs.

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LA CITE DES AFFAIRES SAINT-ETIENNE by Manuelle Gautrand Architect, photo by Philippe Ruault

This new office building for several government bodies, including some service and leisure facilities, of the city of St. Etienne was developed by the Paris based practice Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. The structure is a long built ‘continuum’ which stands out due to its large cantilevered parts and giant gates that lead to the spacious courts.

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The Waterhouse in Shanghai by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, photo by Derryck Menere

This successful conversion of a 1930s Japanese Army headquarter into a 19-room boutique hotel, located at the new Cool Docks development on the South Bund District of Shanghai, was realised by the locally based Neri & Hu Design and Research Office. The architectural concept behind NHDRO’s renovation rests on a clear contrast of what is old and new.

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Office Building Audenasa by VAILLO + IRIGARAY, photo by Jose Manuel Cutillas

The Navarra based architectural practice VAILLO + IRIGARAY realised this office building for Audenasa, a Spanish motorway company. The drawn-out complex, built on stilts, is characterised by a finned corten steel facade along the street-facing frontage. The remaining shady facade is made from used care tires behind a metal fence.

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