The façade of a building is one of the most important details of its architectural design and it can help us understand the concept behind the architect’s vision. These buildings are a great collection from all over the world to be admired and also, could be used as a source of inspiration and precedents for future projects. Hearing back from you is the best part of our day, so take a minute to enlighten us of your favorite project with cool architectural facades in the comment section below. Without any further ado, here are the 15 Must-See Buildings With Unique Perforated Architectural Façades (Skins).
:: 1 :: MuCEM in Marseille, France, Architects: Rudy Ricciotti, Project Year: 2013
:: 2 :: House 77 in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, Architects: dIONISO LAB, Project Year: 2010, Façade: Aluminum Venetian Blinds
:: 3 :: Danial Apartment in Tehran, Iran, Architects: Reza Sayadian and Sara Kalantary, Project Year: 2012, Photographs: Alireza Behpour
:: 4 :: Singapore Life Church, Architects: LAUD Architects, Project Year: 2012, Façade: Seamless white aluminum cladding, Photographs: LAUD
:: 5 :: Louis Vuitton Store in Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan, Architects: Aoki Jun and Associates, Project Year: 2013, Photographs: Daici Ano Façade: Pearlescent Aluminum Shell on Existing Concrete
:: 6 :: Revival of the Casino of Montréal, Canada, Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Provencher Roy Architectes, Project Year: 2013, Photographs: Stéphane Groleau, Marc Cramer
:: 7 :: Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim in Trondheim, Norway, Architects: Space Group, Project Year: 2012, Photographs: Space Group
:: 8 :: Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Architects: Perkins+Will, Project Year: 2011, Photographs: Bill Lyons
:: 9 :: Formstelle Office in Töging am Inn, Germany, Architects: Format Elf Architekten, Project Year: 2012, Façade: Clad in Aluminum perforated panels with pattern that relates to the amount of shade created by nearby trees.
:: 10 :: San Telmo Museum in san sebastian , Spain, Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Project Year: 2012, Photographs: Stefan Tuchila, Façade: semi-plant wall covering the building with perforated steel sheets.
:: 11 :: Dear Ginza in Chuo, Tokyo, Japan, Architects: Amano design office, Project Year: 2013, Photographs: nacasa & partners Inc., Façade: glass curtain walls and graphically treated aluminum punched metal.
:: 12 :: Estar Móveis, São Paulo, Brazil, Architects: SuperLimão Studio, Project Year: 2013, Photographs: Maira Acayaba, Façade: A honeycomb inspired the hexagonal shape on the facade and this shape allows a better solution for planes and curves situation.
:: 13 :: Lille Modern Art Museum in France, Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Project Year: 2010, Photographs: Max Lerouge
:: 14 :: Wintergarden Façade in Brisbane QLD, Australia, Architects: Studio 505, Project Year: 2012, Photographs: John Gollings, Façade: “The Wintergarden Façade is a radically experiential composition, a complex and beautiful study of nature, geometry and layering that communicates the rich diversity of life.”
:: 15 :: Corten Apartments in Venice, Italy, Architects: 3ndy Studio, Project Year: 2012, Photographs: FG+SG, Façade: A big sculpture made of 190 sheets of corten steel which spread for 300 mq and are to be read as a giant and enigmatic page of a book.
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For Inspirational Read:
:: Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes by Russel Fortmeyer & Charles Linn:: is an essential resource for architects, engineers, students, and researchers seeking an in-depth study of how architectural façades dynamically respond to interior and exterior conditions in a manner that saves energy, without sacrificing human comfort.