From Hospitals to Housing: Facade Construction Details

From Hospitals to Housing: Facade Construction Details

The facade is the calling card of an architecture project, an often iconic and recognizable element that becomes part of the collective imaginary.

We frequently see them featured in photographs and art—such as Andreas Gursky's work, or as part of movie sets. It is almost impossible to forget the pink symmetrical façade of 'The Budapest Hotel' by director Wes Anderson, or even, in music videos or album covers, like the legendary 'Physical Grafitti' by Led Zeppelin.

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One of the complexities of satisfactorily representing a facade detail is the point of view. What is the best view/frame for a facade detail? Is it in section, axonometric, or plan view?

We've selected 50 facade details with the aim of showing different ways of approaching this type of representation, highlighting aspects such as materiality, joints, interior comfort and color (among other properties that are part of the facades).

Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz

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Facade detail hospital

Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti

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Facade detail Santa Fe of Bogotá Foundation

Gribone Building / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

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Facade detail Gribone Building

Mahallat Residential Building No3 / CAAT Studio

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Facade detail Mahallat Residencial Building

Star Engineers, Administrative Building and Factory / Studio VDGA

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Facade detail Haussmann Stories

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

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Facade detail Arthron Building

Optical Glass House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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Facade detail Kahrizak

Club House Altos de San Antonio / Dutari Viale Arquitectos

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Facade detail The Iceberg Building

Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza / Brooks + Scarpa

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Facade detail Stars Engineers administrative building and factory

Secondary School Extension / SMS Arquitectos

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Facade detail brick house 2

Optical Glass House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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Facade detail Optical glass House c

Marble House / Openbox Architects

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Facade detail Marble House

Vertical House / Miró Rivera Architects

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Facade detail Vertical house

Collage House / S+PS Architects

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Facade detail Collage House

Casa Geometrica / JOHO Architecture

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Facade detail Geometric House

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos

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Facade detail BLM House

Altos de San Antonio Clubhouse / Dutari Viale Arquitectos

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Facade detail Club House Altos of San Antonio

Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza / Brooks + Scarpa

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Facade detail Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza

Secondary School Extension / SMS Arquitectos

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Facade detail school building extension

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts / LMN + Marmon Mok

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Facade detail Tobin Performing Arts Center

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect

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Facade detail Stapleton Library

Winery in Mont-Ras / Jorge Vidal + Víctor Rahola

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Facade detail Winery in Mont-Ras

G.Zanella Primary School Renovation and Extension / Giulia de Appolonia- officina di architettura

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Facade detail G.Zanella Primary school

Northwestern University Ryan - Walter Athletics Center / Perkins+Wil

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Facade detail Northwestern University Athletic Centre

On Detail: Textile Facade

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Facade detail Adjustable Textile

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Facade detail Nest We Grow

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Facade detail Nest We Grow

Somriures / Masquespacio

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Facade detail Somriures

ecoSuites, A Reed-Clad Hotel / Alex A. Tsolakis Architecture

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Facade detail ecoSuites, A Reed-Clad Hotel

Hive Hotel Facade Remodel / Preposition Architecture

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Facade detail Hive Hotel

Coallia - Residencia y Restaurante Social / Peripheriques Architectes

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Facade detail Coallia Residence and Restaurant

Constituyentes Fachada Iluminada / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

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Facade detail illuminated facade

Rio 2016 Olympic Handball Arena / Lopes Santos e Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos + OA | Oficina de Arquitetos

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Facade detail Handball Stadium

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects

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Facade detail Cornell Weill Medical Centre

Sky Central / AL_A + PLP Architecture + HASSELL

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Facade detail Sky Central Building

1,500 Semi-Transparent Plastic Baskets Form a Lightweight Facade

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Facade detail 1500 semi transparent baskets

Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center / Cristián Fernández Arquitectos + Lateral arquitectura & diseño

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Facade detail Cultural Centre

Kraanspoor / OTH Architecten

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Facade detail Kraanspoor

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX

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Facade detail Vakko Headquarters

Ningbo Facade / LAB Architecture Studio

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Facade detail Ningbo

Montrond-les-Bains Casino / DATA architectes

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Facade detail Montrond-les-Bains Casino

Busan Opera House Proposal: 3rd Prize Winner / Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects

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Facade detail Busan Opera House Proposal

Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & spring street Salt Shed / Dattner Architects

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Facade detail Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage

Sea Pavillion / Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Facade detail Sea Pavillion

The Design Museum of London / OMA + Allies and Morrison + John Pawson

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Facade detail The Design Museum of London

Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space

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Facade detail Cubic Buildings

Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Facade detail University of Economics Vienna Library

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects

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Facade detail Cornell Weill Medical Centre

Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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Facade detail Pathé Foundation

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on December 21, 2018, and updated on September 08, 2020.

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Cite: Santibañez, Danae. "From Hospitals to Housing: Facade Construction Details" [50 de los mejores detalles de fachadas] 11 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/903787/50-of-the-best-facade-construction-details> ISSN 0719-8884

Detalle de la fachada de la Pathé Foundation. Image Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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