The word "façade" refers to the outer walls of an edifice that dress it up, that protect the inside from the elements and that create a formal threshold for one to pass between the two realms. Emily Chen Choi has done something fascinating with her Deep Facade project. The designer strove to enhance the role of a building's exterior by working to extend it indoors.
It's as if the designer was dealing with fabric, folding it, pleating it, puckering it and ruffling it to give it dramatic texture. The undulating forms definitely complement the polychromatic color scheme. Deep Facade is an abstract exploration of bending those walls and drawing them in as continuous structural elements that blur the boundaries and make architecture more approachable.
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Deep Facade Explores the Overlap of Indoor and Outdoor Structures
Published: Oct 3, 2013 • References: suckerpunchdaily