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Curtains: The Latest Architecture and News

Fluid Facades: Creating Movement in Architecture With Curtains

Terrassenhaus Berlin / Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon + Muck Petzet. Photo: © Erica OvermeerBeyond the Wind Pavilion / MAT Office. Photo: © Kangshuo TangCasa Lara / Felipe Hess. Photo: © Ricardo BassettiAntiRoom II Pavilion / Elena Chiavi + Ahmad El Mad + Matteo Goldoni. Photo: © Ahmad El Mad+ 15

Curtains can provide a freer and more dynamic flow in architecture. These elements are usually intended to protect the interior from sunlight or create visual privacy, but they are also used as decoration or as room dividers. Since they are very movable and flexible, curtains are becoming a popular choice for architects and interior designers, creating layers between interior and exterior spaces that transform the environment through light and shade. Here, we have gathered some examples of projects that use curtains, particularly in the facades, showing how this solution can affect the overall impression of the design.

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Turning an interior space from a standard room into an artistic product is no easy feat. Careful consideration must be paid to the textures, colors, and all other elements of design when striving to create a balance of visual intrigue and pleasurability. 

Firmeza Apartment / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

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Armazem Cowork / oitoo

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Curtains as Room Dividers: Towards a Fluid and Adaptable Architecture

Over the past few decades, interior spaces have become increasingly open and versatile. From the thick walls and multiple subdivisions of Palladian villas, for example, to today's free-standing and multi-functional plans, architecture attempts to combat obsolescence by providing consistently efficient environments for everyday life, considering both present and future use. And while Palladio's old villas can still accommodate a wide variety of functions and lifestyles, re-adapting their use without changing an inch of their original design, today, flexibility seems to be the recipe for extending the useful life of buildings as far as possible.

How, then, can we design spaces neutral and flexible enough to adapt to the evolving human being, while still accomplishing the needs that each person requires today? An ancient element could help redefine the way we conceive and inhabit space: curtains.

Add Style and Pizzazz to Your Living Space With These Dazzling Cityscape Curtains

There is something so beautiful and alluring about city skylines at night—the way light twinkles from buildings and illuminates the dark, night sky, creating a backdrop romantics swoon over. Imagine being able to experience your favorite night time skyline anytime of the day, from the comfort of your own living room. HoleRoll allows you to do just this, simply by pulling down your blinds.