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Satellite Architects Design Temporary Facade Fusing Natural and Artificial Elements

Satellite Architects Design Temporary Facade Fusing Natural and Artificial Elements
Satellite Architects Design Temporary Facade Fusing Natural and Artificial Elements, Courtesy of Satellite Architects
Courtesy of Satellite Architects

Satellite Architects have designed a pixelated facade for Designjunction temporary exhibition space at Cubitt House in Kings Cross, London. The facade combines natural and artificial elements by wrapping a reflective, gridded screen on top of a second screen of trees and bushes, allowing the foliage to peek through.

It is the combination of the natural artificial elements that Satellite Architects believe "reflect the temporary nature of the Design Junction exhibition." The array of pixelated panels merges the obvious structural system with reflections of the context and glimpses of nature, softening the strength of the grid.  

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Courtesy of Satellite Architects

The reflective elements amplify the facades presence, multiplying the natural elements to give the feeling that visitors are "passing through the shrouded foliage" as they pass through to the exhibition. The panels are composed of an integrated wayfinding device, guiding visitors to the entrances. 

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Courtesy of Satellite Architects

The facade will be constructed in early September this year, in time for the Designjunction Festival which runs from 22-25th September in Kings Cross, London. The exhibition has been organized as part of the London Design Festival

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Courtesy of Satellite Architects

For more information on the exhibitions, check out the Designjunction website.

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Cite: Lauren Crockett. "Satellite Architects Design Temporary Facade Fusing Natural and Artificial Elements" 28 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794086/satellite-architects-design-temporary-facade-fusing-natural-and-artificial-elements/> ISSN 0719-8884
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