Facade screens are more popular than ever in modern architecture, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at these five inspiring facade ideas from around the world. Here are some of our favourite facade screen designs to spark your imagination today.
Dear Jingumae Building, Japan
Hidden behind this modern facade screen is a 25-year-old office building! The design differentiates it from neighbouring buildings and has now become a part of the company’s branding. When using larger architectural screens, space the battens further apart and with a distance from the facade to create a visual interest and illusive depth, as it did with this project, combining random with flexibility
Honoré de Balzac Highschool, France
Designers should never be restricted to using one colour on a modern facade. This screening idea shows just how great a mixed finish can look. The idea of this concept was to display a strong and contemporary identity in the urban space. The work on colours offers a luminous framework of schooling and creates great visual interest with a unique personality.
BLKB Bank Expansion – Switzerland
This large aluminium facade screen opens up the two-level entrance for pedestrians and floods it with light. By playing with batten spacing and size, you can do an enormous amount to not only influence light, but also the atmosphere created within a space.
Circa Gallery, South Africa
Nature and the ‘natural’ inspired this gallery facade screen. The concept behind it was to design a modern facade that ‘looked like’ timber to emulate the warmth. Doing this without actually using timber is very difficult, but by selecting a brown or bronze and varying the tones, you can very easily replicate the same warmth. The harmony created by these elements evokes a sense of vibrant playful architecture.
Campus Parking Garage Project, USA
A multi-level car park can often be an eyesore for the surrounding landscape with boring structural barriers. In this case, the designers enlisted a cost effective solution using large architectural screens with just the right spacing to create warmth, whilst also breaking up the facade to still let the natural light in. The end product sits nicely with the neighbouring parkland.