Thursday, 13 May 2010


One material could not meet the requirements of the brief alone. Only a built hybrid compromising of a range of materials with a range of functions could do this. Through visual and physical experimentation this was reduced to a three layer facade containing an outer layer of perforated steel, with the density of peroforations reactive to the urban context such as weather etc; a layer of adjustable etfe pillows, creating a transparent environmental control system; and a inner layer of perofrated steel, whose perforations are reactive to internal context, such as views or function. The result of this combination is the distortion of the boundary between internal and external space the brief set out.