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Thom Mayne talks the future of facades, artistic tangents, and more. Courtesy Morphosis Architects Share: When did you start getting interested in facade innovation, and what do you find most interesting about it today? It started in the early s; we were working on a project in Seoul, on the Sun Tower.
We were investigating the possibility of a second skin, an artifact that was much more connected to an aesthetic formal exercise because it freed us of the norm of a window curtain wall and the whole notion of facade.
We had a continuous surface and that allowed us a lot of freedom in a completely different direction. Both were very distinct projects that required real thinking on performance, using facade openings and scrim walls to take advantage of natural light and exterior temperature conditions.
The whole thing became a huge exercise in environmental performance. We saw it as part of our responsibility to represent architecture within a state-of-the-art context in terms of its use of energy. The skin of the Caltrans opens and closes in reaction to temperature and lighting conditions.
In reality, the skins had to do with weight and their ability to move and their technological performances. We used metal skins at Cornell Tech, but we are sort of done with the whole metal thing; we want to move on since people link us with metal buildings. We are pursuing a couple other projects making the skin active and literally dynamic, which presents another set of possibilities.
It just keeps changing the whole notion of facade. A large segment of the profession today is recognizing completely new opportunities. We found much more aggressive subcontractors in Korea and China. The response [for Kolon] was to various performance demands. What it does is allow a completely different reading of the work because you get singularity of the surface.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science blends precast concrete with natural elements. New materials and increased performance characteristics will drive a lot of it. Design becomes less of a focus of your work.
I would also question the question. The whole idea of the future is also that it is kind of unknown. That [investigation beyond metal cladding] is definitely going to continue as we expand our material language.
As you work on certain projects within the studio, they take on their own life. The artistic tangents are dealing with organizational ideas, compositional ideas that feed directly into the work. The different mediums allow you to explore different formal ideas free of contingency.
It allows you to explore it as a pure idea, which is useful mentally. Sixth Street is an artistic representation of an early residential project. But I would say on the other hand, those same limits are what architecture is about and are useful.
This other artistic work is just to think freely, but those ideas absolutely find their way into the work. When I come back to my office this artwork is abstract urban design and the strategies of urban thinking.The facade Page | 12 Reflection In February I started in this studio.
For me it was the fourth time I tried to graduate. It was the second time I did the SADD studio.
Find your reflective cladding easily amongst the 96 products from the leading brands (ALUCOBOND, ROCKWOOL, Alcoa, ) on ArchiExpo, the architecture and design specialist for your professional purchases/5(60). Reflection Paper Architecture Facade. Topics: Design, REFLECTION PAPER After finishing the presentation and case studies, looking back on the effort we made as a team, I can clearly see that we had a lot of strengths and weaknesses as a team. I am very pleased with the lessons I have learnt. Reflection Paper Architecture Facade. Topics: Design, REFLECTION PAPER After finishing the presentation and case studies, looking back on the effort we made as a team, I can clearly see that we had a lot of strengths and weaknesses as a team. I am very pleased with the lessons I have learnt.
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