Billings Design Associates Ltd

Billings Design Associates is a façade consultancy with highly skilled staff based in Dublin. Our associates include façade consultants, structural and environmental engineers, architects and material scientists with whom we work on projects depending on the specialist skills or local knowledge required.Our associates are located in London, Glasgow, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, New York, Toronto, Johannesburg, Singapore and Sydney.

This use of the double skin facade where the outer glass is patterned with a white serigraphy that gradually dilutes as one gets closer to the areas of vision may disappear as rapidly as it has spread. It is an easy way to blur the openings limits. In the case of this hotel in London, the opening is perfectly well defined on the wall in the interior skin. This technique harks back to the effect of traditional interior thin white curtains, except for the important difference that the curtain can be used to cover the openings with a very efficient light diffuser.