Bent / Chris Kabel

  • 22 Nov 2012
  • Housing Residential Selected Works
© Hans Peter Föllmi

Architects: Chris Kabel
Location: Amsterdam,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer

© Hans Peter Föllmi

From the architect. Façade for a residential building by Abbink X de Haas architects and housing cooperation de Key in the center of Amsterdam. Aluminum sheets are perforated with a pattern that allows the shapes to be bent up or down. When bent up the surface catches the (sun)light and bent down the surface is shaded.

© Hans Peter Föllmi

In this way intricate graphics can be applied onto the building with punch perforated panels without the use of expensive laser cutting. Bent turns shadow into ink.

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  • Piotrek

    Nice one! So simple