The facade is the calling card oder Ähnliche architecture project, an often iconic and recognizable element that becomes part of the collective imaginary.
We frequently see them featured in photographs and art—such as Andreas Gursky’s work, oder Ähnliche part of movie sine tempore. It is almost impossible to forget the pink symmetrical façade of ‘The Pest-Buda Hotel’ by director Wessen Anderson, or even, in music videos or album covers, like the legendary ‘Physical Grafitti’ by Led Zeppelin.
One of the complexities of satisfactorily representing a facade detail is the point of view. What is the best view/frame for a facade detail? Is it in section, axonometric, or plan view?
We’ve selected 50 facade details with the aim of showing different ways of approaching this type of representation, highlighting aspects such as materiality, joints, interior comfort and color (among other properties that are part of the facades).
Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Spital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz
Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti
Gribone Building / Ventura Virzi arquitectos
Mahallat Residential Building No3 / CAAT Studio
Star Engineers, Administrative Building and Factory / Studio VDGA
Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos
Optical Glass House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Verein House Altos de San Antonio / Dutari Viale Arquitectos
Angle Salzlake Transit Station and Plaza / Brooks + Scarpa
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