Architect Rafael de La-Hoz finished the University of Cordoba building, making the most of contrasting materials. The result is a combination of concrete and glass, blended together in a way that highlights both substances.
On one side of the building de La-Hoz has used mostly concrete material, along with openings covered in glass. To contrast this, however, on the other side aluminum covers almost this entire section. According to DesignBoom, "the five-storey complex houses educational programs while two underground floors are designated for parking and optimal storage." Regardless of what the building is intended for, de La-Hoz has managed to create a design that's memorable, while also ensuring everything is energy efficient due to the airflow throughout.
Who knew that contrasting materials could make such a statement?
Photo Credits: designboom, rafaeldelahoz
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