:January 2012

DYNAMIC FACADE

KIEFER TECHNIC SHOWROOM

For this reason we have been working for some time with dynamic façades that can be adapted to changing conditions and individual needs.These systems can also be controlled and optimised using computer programs when the room is empty.

Villa trouve

Villa trouve

The first impression of the Villa on Chaplin’s hill, in Toronto, is that it clearly establishes and confirms its colonial attitude and intention. Perceiving a work of architecture as an act of “colonization” requires understanding the distinction between a clearly autonomous architecture and an architecture which is neatly and sympathetically inserted into its existing context.

40under40

40under40

Every year, architects under the age of 40 are invited to submit projects (built or unbuilt) to be judged by a panel of distinguished architectural practitioners, developers, architectural journalists, educators, and critics.

Elementary school in Mouriz, Paredes

Elementary school in Mouriz, Paredes

Formally the school was defined as a longitudinal volume. The longitudinal facades are surfaces mainly sealed, only punctuated by the repetition of the same vertical opening in an apparently randomness, which at a deeper look demonstrates a careful composition instead.