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Enel Pavilion, Piuarch Jan 2015

Enel Pavilion, Piuarch

Building Case Studies

650 polycarbonate vectors. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent


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.


The Cola-Bow, Penda Architects Jan 2013

The Cola-Bow, Penda Architects

Building Case Studies

Canopy was made up of more than 17,000 bottles were collected from the citizen. Surrounded by increased pollution every, the sculputure can also be seen as a reminder for creating awareness to recycle plastic waste.


Olympic Shooting Venue, Magma Architecture Jan 2012

Olympic Shooting Venue, Magma Architecture

Building Case Studies

The material allows for some light to permeate through, allowing for a solid skin. It is also an easy matieral to reassmble, with no composite or adhesive materials used in the project.


Aia Pavilion, Gernot Riether (Design Build Studio At Git) Jan 2011

Aia Pavilion, Gernot Riether (Design Build Studio At Git)

Building Case Studies

Each template was cut from PETG (glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate) sheets, before being thermoformed into shape using a neatly designed adaptable mould. This material can either be produced from recycled plastic, or more pertinent to this location, from sugar cane: a plant that has been an integral part of the culture of Louisiana for over 200 years.


Parasite Office, Za Bor Architects Jan 2011

Parasite Office, Za Bor Architects

Building Case Studies

The polygonal main facade solved in dynamical volumes, is made from light and durable cellular polycarbonate; the facade turned to the court yard is flat and completely glazed.


Media-Tic, Cloud 9 Jan 2011

Media-Tic, Cloud 9

Building Case Studies

ETFE cushions are used as a sun screen, inflated in the winter to gain solar energy, deflated in the summer to provide shade.


Sports & Culture Centre, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps, B&K Brandlhuber & Co Jan 2006

Sports & Culture Centre, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps, B&K Brandlhuber & Co

Building Case Studies

Polycarbonate skin


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.


Montreaux Parking Garage, Luscher Architects Jan 2004

Montreaux Parking Garage, Luscher Architects

Building Case Studies

An elastic, fire retardant, membrane is used to span over the garage. The elastic structure is meant to bend and flex depending on air pressure, and other conditions of the elements.