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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

PLEATED DRESS in Vienna, Austria by heri&salli

December 3rd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: heri&salli

The architects’ office heri&salli from Vienna created in a residential building of a private building owner in Austria a so-called pleated dress”, a façade design that is positioned in front of the building including a grid system lying behind. The bent perforated plates can be shifted individually on a perimeter frame as required.

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  • Architects: heri&salli
  • Project: PLEATED DRESS
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: paul ott photografiert
  • Finished: August 2012
  • Steel – construction: Metallbau Fischer; Klagenfurt

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The primary goal was to offer various possibilities of shading to the building and its users, since the façade consists of a glass surface that spreads over 2 floors. In addition the building obtained an individual appearance despite its regular construction. By means of the grid system lying behind it`s possible to access the space of the building lying on the outside of the façade if necessary. The existing French windows suggested this approach.

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With the façade closed we have a regular ornament, with the façade moved, matching ornamental pieces are created.

Because of the slight bend in the perforated plates it was possible to reduce the sheet thickness and achieve on the other hand a high rigidity of the plate itself.

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert

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