Year of Completion

2010

Client

Archi-Union Architects

Material of interest

Masonry

Material Used

Concrete blocks

Material Properties

This is a low-tech, simple material applied to create an undulating surface

Application

Exterior Façade

Climate

Humid Subtropical Climate

Environmental Response

The wall undulates to reference the building's former use, a silk warehouse. The concrete blocks are angled to create an interesting texture and allow varying levels of light into the interior space. This firm is interested in low-tech digital fabrication methods, and this example allows for a unique surface using a material that is widely available.

Keywords

Masonry, office, china, concrete

Location

Shanghai, China

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Date submitted

2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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