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Textile-Inspired Facades

Julie Firkin Architects Boasts a Striking Patterned Facade for This Abode

— August 26, 2019 — Art & Design
An attention-captivating patterned facade has been added to the exterior aesthetic experience of the Elphin House in Ivanhoe — a suburb in Melbourne. The firm responsible for this elegant infusion is Julie Firkin Architects, who also added some other unconventional aspects to the building's silhouette that give the abode character but also place it in favor of contemporary movements of design. A great example of this is the pitched roof that is slightly mismatched.

For the composition of the patterned facade, Julie Firkin Architects drew inspiration from "foliage and textiles." Not only does this feature instill a potent visual character to the Elphin House — one that is surely unique to the neighborhood, but it also plays a functional role. That is, the patterned facade regulates the building's exposure to the sun in a favorable way.

Photo Credits: Christine Francis, courtesy of BowerBird
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