Architects: Chris Kabel
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer
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.
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.