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Here are some facades that give back, as they incorporate photo voltaic panels to generate solar energy. PV technology has come a long way and so has the aesthetic. Sadly, the price to do this (first costs) is still high enough that it's hard to

In honor of my post yesterday, and of Earth Day - I am highlighting a facade that is from an adaptive reuse project.It's the Scots Church in Sydney, re-christened (excuse the pun) as "Portico". The project included saving the original neo-gothic church including the assembly

Image from jeffkreeftmeijer.comI just heard of this campaign (I love architecture) even though it started back in February. It's kind of great, if you are an architect - it taps into one of the reasons I started really posting again to this blog - it's

Today let's look at facades that really say something. I like supergraphics, and done well they can be really great.They help you understand the building's purpose:Image from typeverything.comThey add a layered effect and interest to an otherwise regular or ordinary modern grid of fenestration:Image from

Image copywright Cemal EndenI came across this Cor-Ten facade this week. It's the Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center in Yalova, Turkey, by Emre Arolat. When Cor-Ten is employed, with it comes (or should come!) the understanding that it will weather, and as a part of

This facade is aggressively 3D:It's a new campus building for Warrnambool College in Austalia by Lyons (Architects).In addition to be really fun to look at, I like the way the facade itself is form-giving, and although it's hard to tell from the photos how informed

I was actually looking for something else when I came across this gem:It's the Moda Bagno building by K-Studio, in Athens. I like the juxtaposition of the geometric/finished wood against the industrial metal panels (expanded metal, I believe). I also dig the way the facade