Clara und Robert, Düsseldorf, sop architekten, 2015
THE SKIN I'M IN

Call us superficial, but we're looking at facades in this, our latest issue of the
Architonic Newsletter. In particular, projects where existing structures have been impressively wrapped in striking new skins or where old facades have been innovatively reworked – creating exciting new functional, aesthetic or energy-saving value and relevance. 


Let's go under cover. 
 
Contents in brief:
  • Event Agenda July 2016
  • Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades 
  • Material Tendencies N° 20: Marcel Wanders
  • Further articles from the Architonic Magazine
  • Inspiring Search Results N° 54: Facade Systems
  • Inspiring Spaces N° 45: Office buildings
  • Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Be inspired!
The Architonic Team


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SKINNING UP: OLD BUILDINGS, NEW FACADES

Text: Bettina Krause
Be it for functional, aesthetic or energy-saving reasons, architects internationally are getting superficial and wrapping up existing structures or reworking facades.
Düsseldorf architectural office sop's Clara and Robert project sees an old barracks wrapped in a new aluminium skin. Photo: sop architekten, krischerfotografie

What’s to be done with a building that has fallen out of favour because it doesn’t meet modern energy-efficiency standards or fit into its surroundings visually? Instead of tearing it down, the current trend calls for remedial action – aesthetic as well as technical – in the form of a new building envelope or a significant intervention in its facades. The projects featured here present a striking symbiosis of old and new.
 

Gould Evans Architects have applied a striking orange skin to an existing 1970s brutalist library building in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, turning it into a civic meeting point
Clara and Robert, Düsseldorf, sop

The historic Uhlan Barracks in Düsseldorf’s Derendorf district were built in 1890. To make the former barrack buildings usable as offices, the Düsseldorf architectural firm slapa oberholz pszczulny (sop) has breathed new life into the Wilhelmine-era complex. A central focus of this extensive renovation and expansion was the preservation of the expressive Saarhaus, with its characteristic yellow clinker facade. The architects found the optimal solution to be a new envelope and an addition to the historic building.

 
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N° 20: MARCEL WANDERS

Marcel Wander's designs are aimed squarely at the head and the heart. Functional, yet at the same time poetic and entertaining, the Dutch designer's work never fails to surprise. 

No less surprising was Wanders' reaction when we asked him (during a recent interview in New York) which single material he would elect to work with if he had to pick just one...

Marcel Wanders: 'The only material I am interested in is grey mass – your brain! Because that is the only material which is really making an effect for your experience.'
 
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LOVE YOU LONG TIME
Text: Clare Dowdy
With its proven track record of developing products that attest to an impeccable consideration of technology, materials, function and longevity, it's no surprise that ARPER's designs have a habit of becoming instant classics.
 
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CAMPFIRE STORIES
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
It's often said that good design is legible design – objects that communicate their use and their usefulness. In the case of premium woodburning-stove manufacturer HARRIE LEENDERS, there's a compelling story behind many of the products, too.
 
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DANISH DELIGHT
Text: Tom Morris
Family-run lighting brand DARØ from Denmark creates lighting products that continue to work when they're switched off. Enlightening stuff.
 
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BACK IN BROOKLYN
Text: Shonquis Moreno
The NYC design borough that’s still mixing things up. UNESCO may have passed over Brooklyn for its first US Design City, but New York City’s largest borough can’t be entirely neglected.
 
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THE TASTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Text: Giovanna Dunmall
Premium Italian kitchen brand VALCUCINE has been a market leader for years, innovating in kitchen design that marries discreet technology with quality surfaces and considered materials.
 
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ON THE TILES: FAP CERAMICHE´S ROMA COLLECTION
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell
The past meets the present in leading Italian porcelain-tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE’s new Roma collection, which marries classical design elegance with contemporary technology.
 
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LESS IS MORE
Text: Alyn Griffiths
When it comes to launching new products, refined Danish brand LOCA is certainly in no hurry. Why develop new pieces for the sake of it, when you can concentrate your efforts on designing for usefulness, quality and longevity?
 
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CURVES AHEAD: ERIK BAGGER
Text: Dominic Lutyens
Danish brand Erik Bagger is nothing if not consistent. The organic language of its glass and tableware finds new expression its furniture designs.
 
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DETAIL MAGAZINE 
ARCHITECTUAL TEXTILES

 
Carpet Concept:
Rethinking spaces

Text: Katja Reich / Detail
Anker:
Creativity out of tradition

Text: Katja Reich / Detail
Christian Fischbacher:
Beauty with added value

Text: Katja Reich / Detail
Création Baumann:
Calm and serene

Text: Katja Reich / Detail
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PRINCIPIA
Function and ritual: the kitchen is architecture.


Principia, the new project by Antonio Citterio for Arclinea teams a grained wood in a “rough” finish with stainless steel in the innovative colours generated with the PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technological process. Principia has, on the one hand, natural materials, innovative production technologies and artisan details in a dialogue, on the other, with the evolution of work zones. The resulting new units, dressers and dedicated storage units are then developed internally to become true work zones. Principia: between function and rituals the kitchen is architecture.

INSPIRING SEARCH RESULTS N°54:

Facades - Facade Systems

ALL SEARCH RESULTS ON ARCHITONIC

INSPIRING SPACES N°46:

Projects - Architecture - Office buildings

ALL SEARCH RESULTS ON ARCHITONIC
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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PROJECTS ON ARCHITONIC
DANIEL LIBESKIND
Vanke Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 
Milan | Italy | Completed 2015

 
TO DANIEL LIBESKIND´S PROFILE
WOLFGANG BUTTRESS
UK Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015
Milan | Italy | Completed 2015

 
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DEKLEVA GREGORIC ARHITEKTI 
Pavilion of Slovenia – Home at Arsenal
Venice | Italy | Completed 2016
Photographer:
dekleva gregoric arhitekti

 
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