Martin Fenlon‘s rusted steel canopy was recently constructed in LA. The canopy was a facade renovation that took the existing building and added a ‘tube frieze’ in place of typical canopy signage, where a band of undulating stainless steel tubes evoke the surface of the nearby ocean. The approach provides a textured effect and adds to the industrial character of the area.
More images and more about the facade after the break.
The existing c.m.u. wall was painted ‘street striping yellow’, acknowledging the fact that buildings are typically seen through car windows in Los Angeles.
“A fluctuating interplay of light and shadow within the tubes, contingent upon your driving proximity and time of day, creates a counterpoint to the ever present noisy signage prevalent around Los Angeles with a calm, quiet spatial condition,” explained the designer.
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