This Pixelated Office Building Parametrically Consumes Its Irregular Site

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 27, 2015
References: paoloventurella.it & archdaily
In a world with so many rigid and rectangular skyscrapers, something like this pixelated office building certainly stands out. Extending from the rigid footprint of the urban grid, this edifice assumes a large and asymmetrical site, using it for both infrastructure and outdoor space in an overlapping manner.

Paolo Venturella Architecture of Italy proposes this unique solution for the new Molise Headquarters. Occupying the area of an unused sports field, the beginnings of a boxy structure appear to separate and splay into a multilevel lot. The treads and risers of these step-like elements are colored contrastingly in muted tones, accentuating the dynamic and axial arrangement of the distorted complex. The pixelated office building diverges from strict architectural norms, presenting a clever and contemporary solution to uniting landscape and edifice in the city.