'Indigo Slam' Has a Concrete Facade That Channels Light

By: Joey Haar - Nov 14, 2016
References: smartdesignstudio & dezeen
'Indigo Slam,' a house built for an art collector in Sydney, Australia, uses an angular concrete facade to direct sunlight into the home's gallery.

Fine art collectors know that presenting art in the best possible light is essential in order to appreciate its subtleties. Recognizing this, Smart Design Studio, the architecture firm behind Indigo Slam, crafted a facade that makes use of the powerful natural sunlight in Sydney. The front of the house is made from massive concrete volumes that bulge outwards and upwards, channeling light into the house even more effectively than a normal skylight.

The interior of the house is also designed to maximize the available light, as its whitewashed walls' high albedo bounces and reflects rays.