Friday, May 22, 2009

Playing with the Lines

It's something that you don't see in facades of modern buildings, yet it kind of reminds me of our traditional wooden Bahraini windows.

The colorful aluminum panels on the main facade is giving off such a light-hearted fun feel, that shows you can really do anything to the facade to make it more attractive and welcoming. Step Up on fifth provides homes, support services, and rehabilitation for the homeless and mentally disabled.. located in downtown Santa Monica, California, designed by Pugh + Scarpa Architects. The custom-made water jet-anodized aluminum patterned panels gives off a rythmic contrast to the other side of the building with its asymmetrical horizontal openings. The building is a great success of the articulation of elements.


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