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Hangzhou Facade

This facade design runs like water down a cliff, and allows for the buiding to have varied reflections with one facade system. The facade design is engaging both on the macro and micro scale. From a distance, the facade sparkles down the building, but when standing next to the it, the different textured panels produce a certain tactile feeling to the facade.

Because the design was based on a predetermined grid, the panel pieces are easily interchangeable, allowing for different patterns and reflectivity. These double-floor pattern modules will help conceal the floorplates, and add to the perceived randomness of the patterning system, while still keeping the cost low by using repetitive pieces.