Wet fabric on a body

Wet fabric on a body

For two students from the Vienna University of Technology, the dream of every design student came true: the architect planning the SPAR Supermarket in Alland, Austria discovered their prototype for a three-dimensional façade panel that undulates like wet fabric. The bespoke shell lends the new construction a striking appearance.   What limits are there to…

Imitating Nature

Imitating Nature

This iconic structure raises awareness for Denver Botanic Gardens’ important work in botanical and environmental research. Both form and skin of the building were inspired by natural phenomena. In July 2013, Denver Botanic Gardens, an institution with a long tradition of commissioning cutting-edge architecture, invited selected architectural practices to submit proposals for a “Science Pyramid,”.…