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Differentiated cladding*

The cladding of the building is designed to achieve a distinct architectural affect. The disparate relationship between the interior vs exterior would render the cladding affect that relates more to the way the building is seen and visually read.

The envelope of the building consists of a randomly graduated series of aluminum louvers of varying density that are placed in a vertical format. By exploiting the height of the louvers within designated areas, the building is rendered much larger and taller than it actually is.

Seen from an angled approach (due to the parallel narrow access road), the aluminum louvers with their 50mm exposed front and 125mm flange would reflect sunlight at varied angles. The reflections create a differentiated appearance that changes as one approaches the building. In combination with highly reflective fragments glass, the building would at times become camouflaged unto the polluted skies.

*terminology from ‘the Function of Ornament’ by Farshid Moussavi and Michael Kubo