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Building Case Studies

2007

Mediterranean

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Carabanchel Housing, Foreign Office Architects, Elejandro Zaera-Polo, Farshid Moussavi Jan 2007

Carabanchel Housing, Foreign Office Architects, Elejandro Zaera-Polo, Farshid Moussavi

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Material of interest: Bamboo louver

Properties of material: It's eco-friendly and it's comfortingly cozy. Operating within a severely limited budget.The primary architectural effect of the building is not dependent on the architects vision, but as an effect of the inhabitants choice, as if the facade was a register at any given moment of a cumulative effect of individuals choices.


Caixa Forum, Herzog & De Meuron Jan 2007

Caixa Forum, Herzog & De Meuron

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Material of interest: Cast iron panels, embossed metal mesh.

Material used: Iron panels.

Properties of material: Cast Iron Panels were digitally fabricated with a patterned cut out to let light into the top levels.


Guru Bar, Klab Architects Jan 2007

Guru Bar, Klab Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Rusted steel

Properties of material: The rusting material of the fa├žade is a metaphor for the transformation in a deteriorating phase . The building is also transformational with the kinetic movement of steel plates that open to form window shutters and doors.