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Currency Museum, Costa Lopes Jan 2105

Currency Museum, Costa Lopes

Building Case Studies

The metallic parasols generate shadow and urban scale.


Red Mirror Strips, Wise Architecture Jan 2015

Red Mirror Strips, Wise Architecture

Building Case Studies

The structure of the building follows the image of the strips. Instead of the general H-shape steel columns, numerous thin hollow steel sections support the building. It is like glazing the mullions to maximize building transparency from the interior. The building consists of many layers of materials: from steel, glass, super mirror strips, red transparent polycarbonate strips, and then back to super mirror strips. These layers make the in-between space of the stair passage fluid and blur its boundaries. They challenge the idea that architecture exists as a rigid structure in solid state.


Health Sciences Building, Co Architects, Ayers Saint Gross Architects Jan 2012

Health Sciences Building, Co Architects, Ayers Saint Gross Architects

Building Case Studies

Copper panels were folded, bent, and cut to provide a visually striking façade which connect with the desert landscape


Kukje Gallery, So-Il Jan 2012

Kukje Gallery, So-Il

Building Case Studies

The material is used as an extra layer that drapes over the façade. It gives off a fluid appearance, dissolving the appearance of the sharp edges of the actual building.


Zahner Factory Expansion, Crawford Architects Jan 2011

Zahner Factory Expansion, Crawford Architects

Building Case Studies

The final graphite concept sketch drew inspiration from multiple patterns to create a form that was specific to the proportions and context of the expansion. Once the sketch was complete, a computer based algorithm converted the sketch’s tonal values into a 3-dimensional digital surface model of the façade. The resulting form grows out of the rigid, solid geometry of the existing building’s east façade with a single sweeping motion, and increases in complexity as it moves around the corner to the west, paying tribute to both Zahner’s past and future.


Metal Shutter Houses, Shigeru Ban Architects, Dean Maltz Architects Jan 2011

Metal Shutter Houses, Shigeru Ban Architects, Dean Maltz Architects

Building Case Studies

Movable facade serve as light-modulating privacy screen.


Villa Dvt, Boetzker |Helder Jan 2011

Villa Dvt, Boetzker |Helder

Building Case Studies

Cut and folded metal sheets in horizontal lines offer patters on the façade


Nasa Sustainability Base - Building N232, William Mcdonough + Partners, Aecom Jan 2011

Nasa Sustainability Base - Building N232, William Mcdonough + Partners, Aecom

Building Case Studies

The steel and aluminium used were chosen because they had high recycled content and were regionally available, thereby reducing transportation energy.


Windsor Police Department, Roth Sheppard Architects Jan 2010

Windsor Police Department, Roth Sheppard Architects

Building Case Studies

It is composed of two sloped metal structures that contain separate programs within the police department. A pre-engineered metal building is the location of “nonessential” storage and support, while the “essential” operations and offices are held within a metal building with an eye-catching transparent lobby and masonry base.


Heavy Metal, Hufft Projects Jan 2010

Heavy Metal, Hufft Projects

Building Case Studies

Custom perforated steel panels form the envelope. Perforations based on programmatic and climate responses.


The Balancing Barn, Mvrdv Jan 2010

The Balancing Barn, Mvrdv

Building Case Studies

The material is highly reflective, so while it is a new material introduced to the barn prototype, it reflects the rural landscape.


Q1 Building, Jswd Architekten, Chaix & Morel Et Associés Jan 2010

Q1 Building, Jswd Architekten, Chaix & Morel Et Associés

Building Case Studies

400,000 metal “feathers” are anchored into 3,150 routered stainless steel moveable stalks, which can be mechanically controlled to transform the façade to allow more or less light into the building. The 1,280 motorized elements can be closed to create a more solid enclosure, follow the position of the sun, or be entirely open to allow maximum solar exposure.


Yalova Cultrual Center, Yalova, Turkey, Emre Arolat Architects Jan 2010

Yalova Cultrual Center, Yalova, Turkey, Emre Arolat Architects

Building Case Studies

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Tsai Residence, Hhf Architects, Ai Weiwei Jan 2008

Tsai Residence, Hhf Architects, Ai Weiwei

Building Case Studies

The use of corrugated metal is meant to represent a scaleless piece an abstract piece of art in the landscape.