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18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

12:00 - 23 September, 2018
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Nguyen Thai Thach © Koji Fuji / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Pedro Nuno Pacheco © Gonzalo Viramonte + 20

Recently, a new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects highlighted by ArchDaily, including some winners in the Building of the Year Awards, are using permeable facades as an attractive option for their exterior finishes.

Better lighting, ventilation, and visibility are some of the advantages brought by this type of façades. Below is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Andrés Valbuena, Pedro Nuno Pacheco, and Koji Fuji Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Ekiraya School / Alejandro Uribe Cala

15:00 - 14 March, 2018
Ekiraya School / Alejandro Uribe Cala, © Andres Valbuena
© Andres Valbuena

© Andres Valbuena © Andres Valbuena © Andres Valbuena © Andres Valbuena + 14

Bavaria Brewery Tocancipá Headquarters Expansion / Construcciones Planificadas

17:00 - 2 February, 2018
Bavaria Brewery Tocancipá Headquarters Expansion / Construcciones Planificadas, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena    © Andrés Valbuena    © Andrés Valbuena    © Andrés Valbuena    + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Autopista Norte Km. 30, Colombia
  • Category

  • Project Directos

    Arq. Edgar Solano Romero
  • Project Area

    25167.62 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti

11:00 - 20 July, 2017
Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Andrés Valbuena Courtesy of El Equipo de Mazzanti + 63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Design Team

    Giancarlo Mazzanti, Sebastián Negret, Fredy Fortich, Alberto Aranda, Felipe Pombo, Rocío Lamprea, César Grisales, Juan Sebastián Muñoz, Lorenza Baroncelli, Marcela Gómez, Julián Otalora, Trinidad Guzmán, Sebastián Corredor, Daniel Cely, Ana Varona, Manuela Guzmán, Juan Carlos Zúñiga, Dorotea Rojas, Diego Casas, Laura Luque, Juan Sebastián Tocaruncho, Iván Bernal, Maria Sol Echeverry, Patricia Gualteros.
  • Technical Architect

    Clara Vila
  • Technical drawer

    Julián Otalora
  • Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ciudadela 29 de Julio Park / El Equipo Mazzanti + AEV Arquitectos

11:00 - 13 April, 2017
© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Andrés Valbuena © Rodrigo Dávila © Andrés Valbuena © Rodrigo Dávila + 25

Ground Control: How Concrete Reshapes Our Relationship to the Earth

09:30 - 28 October, 2015
Ground Control: How Concrete Reshapes Our Relationship to the Earth, Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Concrete has long had a close relationship with the earth; as the favorite material for the creation of building foundations, one of its most common uses is effectively as a more reliable replacement for soil. In the twentieth century, concrete’s ability to transform our interaction with the ground was taken to the next step. As architects and engineers explored the opportunities offered by a combination of reinforced concrete and the modernist mindset, multiple attempts were made to replace the ground in a more dramatic way: by creating a new ground, separated from the earth itself. Most widespread among these plans was the engineer’s elevated highway which emerged worldwide, and the most relevant to architects the “streets in the sky” embodied by developments such as the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens. Newcastle-upon-Tyne offers a city-wide example of this theory, embarking on an ambitious plan to become the “Brasilia of the North” by creating an elevated network of pedestrian routes entirely separated from the automobiles below - though the project was abandoned in the 1970s with only small sections implemented.

After Modernism’s dramatic fall from grace in the 1970s and 80s, this project to reinterpret the ground with concrete was largely forgotten. Of course architects still used concrete in their designs, but they were content with a purely traditional relationship to the ground: their buildings were discrete entities which sat upon the earth, and nothing more. However, as explored at length in Stan Allen and Marc McQuade’s 2011 book Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain, recent years have shown architects willing to work upon the ground once again, in new and exciting ways. In the years since Landform Building’s publication, this trend has only intensified, as demonstrated by the following three projects.

Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Image © Andrés Valbuena Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Hélène Binet Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD. Image © Joao Morgado Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Image © Andrés Valbuena + 10

Click Clack Hotel / Plan B Arquitectos

00:00 - 13 August, 2014
Click Clack Hotel  / Plan B Arquitectos, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Santiago Pyniol © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Jefes de Proyecto

    Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa
  • Project Area

    4500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Andrés Valbuena, Santiago Pyniol

Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
© Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 30

Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados

00:00 - 24 June, 2014
Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel.
  • Project Area

    772.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 25

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: concrete. Check out the projects after the break...

JWT Bogotá Headquarters / AEI Arquitectura e Interiores

00:00 - 27 February, 2012
JWT Bogotá Headquarters / AEI Arquitectura e Interiores, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 15

Gimnasio Campestre / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

00:00 - 11 August, 2011
Gimnasio Campestre / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 39

  • Architects

    MGP arquitectura y Urbanismo / Felipe González-Pacheco
  • Location

    Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Category

  • Designers

    Felipe González-Pacheco, Alvaro Bohorquez, Alberto Aranda
  • Construction

    Exacta proyecto total, Luis Guillermo Vallejo
  • Area

    6200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

AeI Headquarters / Arquitectura e Interiores

00:00 - 4 March, 2011
AeI Headquarters / Arquitectura e Interiores, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Category

  • Design Department Director

    Juan Pablo Campos
  • Architect Designer

    Ignacio Arciniegas
  • Project Director

    Marta Gallo
  • Design Quality Coordinator

    Natalia Heredia
  • Project Coordinator

    Alfonso Llanos
  • Architect Building Supervisor

    Maria Fernanda Correa
  • General Manager / Partner

    Juliana Fernandez
  • Construction Department Director

    Daniel Salcedo
  • Area

    910.0 m2
  • Photographs

Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

00:00 - 15 July, 2010
Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo Twin Houses / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo + 37

  • Architects

     Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco (MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo)
  • Location

    Bogota, Colombia
  • Category

  • Collaborators

     Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, Gabriel Campusano, M. Juliana Sorzano
  • Client

     Laura Gonzalez-Pacheco y Felipe Gonzalez Pacheco
  • Contractor

     Tierra S.A.
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    0

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

00:00 - 13 July, 2010
Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena + 22

  • Architects

     Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco & Juan Ignacio Muñoz (MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo)
  • Location

    Autopista Cali-Yumbo, Cali, Colombia
  • Category

  • Collaborators

     Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, M. Juliana Sorzano
  • Client

     Cementos Argos
  • Contractor

     Concreto S.A. – Cementos Argos
  • Area

    575.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs