These parameters are transcribed into solid and shade of the façade, examples being:
Iglu Central – located in a former industrial area, now subject to a major urban regeneration development. The building draws on this heritage using Corten steel cladding to the façade. The texture and coloration of the Corten complement the brick facades of the surrounding buildings and evokes the toughness for which the area was once renowned. Perforations in the Corten allow for both light penetration to the individual rooms and ventilation to the services stacks;
Kensington Colleges UNSW – The brick facades of this major student housing facility echo the surrounding 1950s buildings in a contemporary expression. The horizontality of the expressed concrete slab is further defined through the use of wheel stop sections to provide a finished edge to the slab.
Urbanest Haymarket – The vibrant streetscape of Haymarket inspired the coloured glass panels in the curtain wall façade. Window and wall panels are repeated horizontally and vertically, in a dynamic composition to disguise the repetitive nature of the vertically stacked room module.
The full height window panels increase the sense of space, natural light and ventilation, the variation in colour adds complexity to the facade pattern and provides the bedrooms with an individual identity when viewed from within.