Steel veiling (081)

In filt3rs we talk about “A unique wrapping”, P. Garrido and J. Prous in “Deep Skin” refer to “Burqas and veilings”. In any case, this project from IDOM is also subjected to this tendency to cover the building with a continuous skin, more or less abstract, placed over a more functional enclosure.

In this occasion the interior is glass and the outer skin a perforated metal sheet that reproduces the image of a green landscape.

IMAR did an exhaustive study of the image to be reproduced, of the pixelation, and of the plates cutting, to achieve this apparent randomness in the final image. Such a sophisticated tools applied to solve the formal aspects of a skin whose main functions are leaking out the visual relationship between interior and exterior during the day, and partially obstructing sun radiation.

The light reproduced in the inner space due to direct sun radiation redraws the pattern of the metal sheet. Plastically interesting but not really comfortable for an office space.

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Calle B s/n Parc Tecnologic del Valles
08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès Barcelona
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1-8, IDOM

9, Acieroid

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