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Alienesque Architectural Cladding

Exquisitely Exuviated Project Has a Biologically Inspired Skin

— December 3, 2013 — Art & Design
Think about architecture as the establishment an organism with a skin that holds everything together. In this project, called Exquisitely Exuviated, Fanny Varga and Tarika Thienapirak took that metaphor to an abstract extreme, creating a fascinating and otherwordly looking structure. Dreamed up as a new Vitra furniture research facility, this edifice demonstrates an exploration of the malleable boundaries of building.

The fluid form of the project was influenced by nature and looks to be like some mesmerizing organism you might see through a microscope. Its irregular openings are shaped as if the hard shell of the structure was torn, creating windows, doors and even open occupiable spaces. Exquisitely Exuviated's epidermis also includes a soft inner layer that helps the building to breathe and regulate the climate between exterior and interior.
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