Get Inspired by These 8 Beautifully Crafted Facades
When strolling down a street you'll occasionally become fascinated by an interesting facade of a building. Each of these facades are a representation of the architect's creative vision and exemplifies their desirability to be unique. In this article you can find 8 beautifully crafted facades from around the world.
House 77 - Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
While roaming the streets of Portugal you may come across House 77. Designed by dIONISO Lab, this tall and narrow private home is covered by aluminium Venetian blinds and squeezed in between two existing buildings - one which seems to also be competing for uniqueness.
Hairstyle Interface - Steingasse, Linz, Austria
When having a store you want to be noticed by people passing by on the street. This hair salon designed by x Architekten is sure to capture attention with it's rippling facade acting as a store sign.
Danial Apartment - Tehran, Iran
To bring nature back to the city, Reza Sayadian and Sara Kalantary designed the above Danial apartment in Tehran. The facade consisting of 20 tree-like panels that replace the series of gardens that were extracted to construct the building.
High School Crinkled Wall - Kufstein, Austria
As part of an architectural competition to design the extension at this high school in Schillerstraße in Kufstein, Johannes Wiesflecker won the competition with the innovative three-dimensional concrete structure that resembles a crinkled piece of paper.
Hue Apartments - North Carolina, USA
Located in Richmond, Australia, the circular facade of this apartment building was completed by architect Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.
18 Kowloon East - Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
The facade at 18 Kowloon East provides two statements: uniqueness and sustainability. Designed by architects from Aedas, the facade features trees, suspended planters, and shrubbery that help purify the air.
Ginza Place Tower - Ginza, Tokyo
In Tokyo's famous Ginza shopping and arts district, a new local firm called Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) recently added a lattice work display to the Ginza Place tower. Unlike other latticework, the architects expanded the composition to fit the scale of the large building and applied it with variable density over its mass and breaking the facade into smaller sections. The facade is compromised of over 5,000 single pieces of aluminum plates. The panels were cut, folded and welded at the seams and powder-coated to generate a 3D effect.
Miami Design District - Miami, Florida, USA
When looking for a place to park the car, many might bypass this parking garage due to its vibrant facade. Located in the Miami Design District, the facade was constructed by six different design teams and resembles a mixed media art piece with its wall of recycled cars, one wall of traffic barriers repurposed as screens, a mural of cartoon characters mixed in with baroque details, a corner design of interlocking puzzle pieces, facade cutouts that serve as an “ant farm” which expose the activity inside, and a painting of a candle being burned at both ends.