“Feather-like” screens front church in Taiwan by MAYU Architects

Rows of perforated aluminium shades intended to represent the feathers of an eagle shield the facade of this concrete and glass church in the Taiwanese city of Tainan. Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church was designed by local studio MAYU Architects for a site surrounded by residential buildings in the city on Taiwan’s southwest coast. The architects

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Perforated steel and pavement lights let the sun pierce London townhouse by Andy Martin Architecture

Andy Martin Architecture gutted this five-storey Georgian townhouse in Belgravia, adding glass pavement lights to the ground floor to allow natural light to filter down to the basement. Andy Martin’s locally based firm was tasked with bringing extra light into the residence of their clients, who wanted to introduce elements of their Sardinian heritage into the central London

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KC Design Studio adds perforated facade and atrium to skinny Taiwanese townhouse

KC Design Studio has updated a 3.7-metre-wide house in Taiwan with a perforated facade and lightwell to combat the lack of daylight in the island’s dense neighbourhoods. The local studio was asked to improve the natural lighting in the 50-year-old home situated in close proximity to noisy tourist attractions and night markets, without compromising the client’s privacy or security. “Considering the lack of privacy and good view,

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Klein Dytham’s Ginza Place features latticed facade inspired by traditional Japanese crafts

Over 5,000 aluminium panels are arranged to create the perforated facade of this commercial building by Klein Dytham Architecture, which overlooks one of Tokyo’s most iconic intersections. Ginza Place is located on a corner of the Ginza 4-chome crossing – a junction in the Japanese capital’s exclusive shopping district that has been compared to New York’s Times Square. The building

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White irregularly stacked boxes form social housing in France by Poggi + More

White caged balconies project from the sides of this social housing block by French collective Poggi + More, making it look like a series of irregularly stacked boxes. Bordeaux-based More Architecture and Poggi Architecture teamed up to design the 1,886-square-metre scheme named White Clouds, which provides 30 apartments for the town of Saintes in western France. Working together as Poggi +

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Construction begins on massive stadium for American football team LA Rams

HKS Architects has revealed its design for the new home of American football team LA Rams, which will feature a giant, sculptural roof made of perforated metal and see-through plastic film. Encompassing nearly three million square feet (2.7 million square metres), the sports arena is now under construction in the Inglewood neighbourhood, just east of the Los Angeles

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ZGF wraps Arizona medical facility in layer of creased metal panels

American firm ZGF Architects has completed a cancer centre in downtown Phoenix with a faceted, copper-coloured screen that evokes the scaly skin of a desert reptile (+ slideshow). The University of Arizona Cancer Center is located on a 28-acre (11 hectares) medical and bioscience campus in the city’s urban core. It is the first clinical facility More

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Shanghai office transformed into aluminium-clad tech incubator by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has transformed an ageing Shanghai office block into a business incubator, featuring a new translucent aluminium skin (+ slideshow). The Scandinavian firm was tasked with overhauling an office block at the CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park – an office campus just outside the city centre – to create a new hub for startup tech companies. The More

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Bernardes Arquitetura completes Rio office block fronted by perforated metal and plants

This office block in Rio de Janeiro features a triple-layered facade with a window wall, a screen of plants, and a thick lattice of perforated metal (+ slideshow). The four-storey Aníbal Building was designed by Brazilian firm Bernardes Arquitetura for a busy street in the affluent Ipanema neighbourhood in the south of the city. Both the noisy setting and the tropical More

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Vector Architects drapes steel mesh to create new entrance to M Woods museum in Beijing

Vector Architects has draped lengths of wire mesh over the entrance to a museum housed in a former warehouse in Beijing (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to transform the entrance to the M Woods museum in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, to improve visitor experience and create a stronger visual identity for the building. The small holes in More

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Haptic adds faceted skin of perforated metal to car park in London’s Olympic Park

London studio Haptic has re-clad a utilitarian multi-storey car park in the London 2012 Olympic Park, using triangular metal panels that produce ever-changing patterns of light and shadow (+ slideshow). The car park formed part of the infrastructure for the Olympic Games, which were hosted at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London in 2012, at More

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Hiroyuki Moriyama completes Tokyo apartment building with a perforated skin

Perforated steel panels create private enclosures around the balconies that front this compact housing development in Tokyo by local architect Hiroyuki Moriyama (+ slideshow). Hiroyuki Moriyama Architect and Associates was asked to create five residential properties on a plot measuring just seven metres wide and 20 metres deep, without going above four storeys. The biggest challenge More

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LAN Architecture completes French town hall with a perforated metal skin

Perforated steel mesh wraps this town hall in northwest France by LAN Architecture, creating a skin that changes from opaque to transparent when illuminated at night (+ slideshow). Paris-based LAN Architecture – whose previous projects include a gymnasium with a copper-hued facade and a renovation of a Brutalist tower – designed the municipal administration and training building for the town of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. The majority of More

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Bird-watching pavilions by Plant Architect are made from perforated plates of weathering steel

Plant Architect has used weathering steel to create a series of wing-like structures for bird watchers in a Toronto park, which are punctured with both patterns and information about local species (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s East Point Park Bird Sanctuary, structures were completed by the Toronto-based firm as part of a local initiative to More

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Manuelle Gautrand divides exhibition centre into 13 orange-hued blocks

Thirteen gabled blocks come together to form this orange-toned events building in Saint-Louis, a French town on the outskirts of Basel (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris-based Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, the Forum of Saint-Louis provides a venue for sports, exhibitions and cultural events in the town, which sits right on the French-German-Swiss border. To break down the size of the More

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Kengo Kuma clads “amoeba-shaped” art centre in porous aluminium panels

Kengo Kuma and Associates has built an art centre with an intricate aluminium-moulded facade at a former cotton mill in China, which has been converted into a shop and office complex (+ slideshow). Kengo Kuma’s Japan-based firm converted the entire 10,440-square-metre mill to create the new retail, office and art centre called Wuxi Vanke, which is located near Taihu Lake on the outskirts More

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Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter installs perforated observation tower in Aarhus harbour

Circular “peek holes” pierce the flanks of this observation tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, to reference the portholes of ships and offer views over Aarhus harbour (+ slideshow). The Copenhagen-based studio designed The Salling Tower as a “dramatic urban sculpture” to provide a focal point and meeting place for visitors to the Danish city port. The white perforated steel structure has More

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Branch Studio Architects embellishes school “flyover” with concertinaed Corten screen

This weathering steel bridge by Branch Studio Architects spans a quadrangle at a secondary school in Melbourne’s western suburbs, forming an art gallery and viewpoint for students en route to class (+ slideshow). The Melbourne studio was asked to overhaul the pre-existing neglected corridor, converting it into the Flyover Gallery. The structure bridges the 21-metre gap between More

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Cultural Centre of Bastia contrasts a dark concrete base with a golden crown

The glazed public areas of this cultural centre on the French island of Corsica are sandwiched between a solid concrete base and an upper storey clad in perforated golden metal (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris studio DDA in collaboration with local firm Atelier Architecture, the Cultural Centre of Bastia is located to the south of the Mediterranean More

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Parisian dance school by Lankry Architectes features faceted metal walls

Folded tiles of perforated metal envelop this dance school in Paris by Lankry Architectes, creating a pattern of triangular facets (+ slideshow). Dance School Aurélie Dupont fits into the narrow slot between a supermarket and a four-storey apartment building in Joinville-le-Pont, a suburb in the southeast of the city. West Paris-based Lankry Architectes set the dance More

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Ffbk Architects completes “most advanced data storage centre in Switzerland”

This data storage centre in Basel has a ridged shell of both perforated and solid steel panels, designed by Ffbk Architects to offer fragmented reflections of the sky and surroundings (+ slideshow). The Datacube was designed by local studio Ffbk Architects for communications and entertainment firm Quickline and is situated in the Münchenstein district to the south […]

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Geometric perforations pattern facade of Belgian hospital car park by Abscis Architecten

Perforated metal balustrades wrap the round-edged floorplates of this multi-storey car park designed by Abscis Architecten for a hospital in Ghent, Belgium (+ slideshow). The Belgian studio divided parking spaces between two buildings, to help give the car park a more human scale for patients and staff at the AZ Sint-Lucas hospital. One tower has five parking levels, while […]

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Jakob + MacFarlane adds sinuous green skin and curved chasms to Euronews headquarters

Built in Lyon’s docklands, Jakob + MacFarlane’s new headquarters for international news channel Euronews features an acid-green facade punctured by two huge egg-shaped holes (+ slideshow). Paris-based Jakob + MacFarlane collaborated with French artist Fabrice Hyber on the waterside building. Hyber was responsible for the building’s green aluminium skin, which features a sinuous pattern of openings that allow light and […]

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Perforated metal panels reveal a staircase in Smart Architecture’s Lotus Haus

A geometric pattern based on the shape of lotus flowers is punched into steel panels cladding the upper storeys of this residential and commercial building in the South Korean city of Daegu (+ slideshow). The Lotus Haus is located next to a large road in the southwestern Suseong-gu district of the city and was designed […]

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Golden aluminium featuring cube patterns clads walls of university building by AVDK

Aluminium sheets perforated with a geometric pattern create angled facets around the windows of this university student centre in Kortrijk (+ slideshow). Vives University College is situated to the south of the Belgian city. The new building accommodates offices and other amenities for the student support staff, which had previously been located in the main block. Instead of designing […]

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Ross Barney Architects wraps a Chicago rail station in a perforated tube

US firm Ross Barney Architects has completed a transit station for an emerging Chicago neighbourhood, featuring a tubular structure made of stainless steel and polycarbonate panels (+ slideshow). The Cermak-McCormick Place station is located in the Near South Side district and is a short walk from McCormick Place, America’s largest convention centre. The station is […]

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Jakarta office block by Wahana Architects features trailing planting and an underground passage

Wahana Architects used a combination of red brick, perforated metal and slatted timber to provide different levels of exposure for each floor in the PS-26 Office in Jakarta, Indonesia (+ slideshow). The Indonesian studio designed the PS-26 office for a corner plot in midtown Jakarta. To provide an oasis from the hubbub of the city, the architects […]

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Perforated shutters move mechanically to mask the facade of Archinauten’s House GT

An iPad controls the perforated shutters that concertina across the glass facade of this house in Linz, Austria, allowing its two software engineer residents to reveal or conceal views of the city (+ slideshow). Architects Andreas Dworschak and Wolfgang Mühlbachler of local studio Archinauten designed House GT for the couple and their young children on a sloping plot overlooking Linz – […]

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Architecture 00’s metal-clad community building in Sheffield provides facilities for local entrepreneurs

The perforated metal facade of this community enterprise building in Sheffield, England, was designed by Architecture 00 to eventually become a framework for climbing plants (+ slideshow). Manor Works provides a range of facilities for the Manor Estate – a housing community built up over the 1920s and 30s that was once branded the worst estate […]

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IwamotoScott and Leong Leong wrap a Miami parking garage in perforated screens

This parking garage in the Miami Design District features a textured facade of perforated metal panels, designed by architecture firms IwamotoScott and Leong Leong, with artist John Baldessari (+ slideshow). The seven-storey, 283,000-square-feet (23,300 square metre) City View Garage contains 599 parking spaces as well as a ground-level retail space and is situated on the edge of the Design District, […]

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Villa in the Czech mountains combines perforated metal with stone gabions

A skin of corrugated and perforated metal clads this villa in the Beskid Mountains, which sits on a wedge-shaped podium with stone-filled gabion walls (+ slideshow). Villa in Beskydy Mountains is set on a hillside near Valašské Meziříčí, a town in the mountainous and forested region of Zlín on the Czech-Slovakian border. Local architect Zdeněk Trefil built the villa into the […]

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OFIS Arhitekti creates grid of crosses on the facade of Villa Criss-Cross Envelope

Perforated metal panels create a grid of Xs on the outer walls of this family house in Ljubljana by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti (+ slideshow). OFIS Arhitekti, the studio led by architects Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik, added perforated panels in different sizes and proportions to the facade of the three-storey residence, creating a privacy screen […]
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Perforated screens cast graphic shadow patterns over concrete house by Pitsou Kedem

Weathered steel screens cast chequerboard patterns of sunlight and shadow across the internal surfaces of this house near Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem (+ slideshow). The property was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects for a plot located in the district of Savyon, 20 kilometres east of central Tel Aviv. Related story: Pitsou Kedem’s House […]
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Yellow mesh box sits atop Ateliers O-S’s truck-driving school building in France

Pupils at this school near Paris take lessons on driving large trucks in a building topped with a perforated aluminium canopy, designed to evoke the look of a petrol station (+ slideshow). The classroom pavilion is one of two interventions by local firm Ateliers O-S Architectes as part of ongoing improvements to the Lycee Des Metiers […]
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CUT Architectures adds golden walls to 1960s community centre

French studio CUT Architectures has revamped a 1960s community centre in a Paris suburb, adding perforated golden cladding that references the original yellow-painted facades (+ slideshow). Located in Montreuil, to the east of the city centre, the CLEC Community Centre had remained popular with local residents but became severely dilapidated over time. Related story: Bruther slots curving […]
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