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New Milan Trade Fair, Studio Fuksas Jan 2005

New Milan Trade Fair, Studio Fuksas

Building Case Studies

Free standing fluid like glass canopy runs entire site. It dramatically flows down to the ground level in a parabolic vortex fashion. Rhomboidal glazing panes were utilized on the flat portions and triangular panes were used to make the curves


Casa Da Musica In Porto, Portugal, Rem Koolhaas Jan 2005

Casa Da Musica In Porto, Portugal, Rem Koolhaas

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Concrete

Material used: White concrete

Properties of material: White concrete is used to throughout the project on both interior and exterior walls. the surface is smooth and the pattern is regulated, creating a controlled transition from space to space.


Fendi, Peter Marino Architects Jan 2005

Fendi, Peter Marino Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Textured glass, travertine.

Material used: Crystal Cognac glass with rain texture.

Properties of material: Due to the combination of the material’s texture and a backlight, the hallway glows magnificently.


Silver Shack, Chae Pereira Architects Jan 2005

Silver Shack, Chae Pereira Architects

Building Case Studies

Allows transmission of light to the interior, but does not allow a reading of depth.


South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects, Vaibhav Dimri, Madhav Raman Jan 2005

South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects, Vaibhav Dimri, Madhav Raman

Building Case Studies

A six brick module is laid in staggered courses that create twirling vertical stacks and an undulating surface.


South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects Jan 2005

South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Anagram Architects

Building Case Studies

High level of porosity in the central portion of the wall. Effective horizontal bonding and load distribution between the bricks. No visible intrusion of any material other than brick masonry onto the façade. The repeating pattern modules must be complete end to end over the entire width and height of the wall i.e. there should be no deviation in the pattern. Through computer modeling, the architects realized that a simple rotating module of bricks would create the kind of visual and textural complexity need to achieve the design objective of engaging the street corner