Architectural facade

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about architectural facade

Project • By Look CompositesTheme Parks

Ferrari Land

Ferrari Land is the second amusement park of the Italian brand in the world. Like the first, located in Abu Dhabi, its design is striking, this time with even more three-dimensional shapes. The central building simulates the nose of a sports car, the accelerator building has a spectacular, futuristic design. For the manufacture of the leather, which is totally made to measure and outdoors, the selected material has been GRP. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional shapes in all the pieces. All different and made to measure.- Flame retardant material B-s2-d0.- Good behavior outdoors over time.- Lightness and rigidity.- Production capacity.   FINAL SCORELook Composites® has developed for this project a "low cost" system for th... More

Product • By Look CompositesGRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP is a composite material, made up of a resistant fiberglass structure and a plastic material that acts as a binder. Used for both interior and exterior pieces, facades and even urban furniture. More

Project • By Atmosphere DesignLabOffices

Adl-Mecone office facade and interior

The project consists of a four-story commercial building in Ernakulam, India. The design called for efficiency-oriented structure with minimal sacrifice for aesthetics. Being in a tropical humid climate, a climate responsive façade was required to reduce operating costs. These criteria led to the conception of a perforated Corten steel curtain wall encompassing the four-story structure. In the context of an indistinguishable concrete fabrication, the building ensures a rigid identity and a probable landmark.   Facade The façade is made using weathering steel-a steel alloy which forms a stable rust-like appearance after exposure to weather for several months. The rusting process facilitated by the forces of nature and p... More
olivo sports arena
olivo sports arena
olivo sports arena
olivo sports arena
olivo sports arena

Project • By Tejas BorjaExhibition Centres


Tejas Borja makes a made-to-measure ceramic grid for the facade of the OLIVO SPORTS ARENA in Jaén.Opened in April 2021, the Olivo Sports Arena is one of the latest large public construction projects to be completed. It is located in the Jaén Provincial Trade Fair and Conference Centre (IFEJA) and covers 41,300 square metres. With an oval-shape design and a sports field in its centre, the building is about 50 metres long and 30 metres wide. It is a unique sports venue designed to be used for professional competitions in indoor football, basketball, handball and tennis, as well as to host large events such as concerts and other cultural activities. The versatility of the space was planned so it could house large-scale events a... More

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaOffices


The project includes the study of an exhibition volume that contains various functions, from showrooms to conference rooms and offices. The area's architectural language is morphologically inspired by the diamond and the idea is to design a project that creates a dynamic space, but also breaks the static configuration of the adjacent buildings. The building is designed as an engraved cube rising from the ground that defines two volumes sculpted in the geometries. The indoor space develops from a conventional system of overlapping floors served by central cores that make the areas near the front completely accessible. The shell is composed of a front covered with an innovative ceramic material that contrasts with the part of the front’... More

Project • By zeropixel architectsPrivate Houses

The Feng Shui Stone House

In the area of ​​Apokoronas and more specifically at the village of Gavalochori, in an area outside the settlement with a slight slope, we designed and built a two-level house with a basement and a swimming pool. The house is 511m2 and the construction time is 2019-2020.  The central idea of ​​the house is based on the philosophy and principles of feng shui, as well as bioclimatic design. The central design is by four stone walls of different lengths which divide the house into three areas. Starting from the east ground floor, between the first two stone walls, we have the living room and the dining room and the office upstairs, looking at the double height of the living room. Three orthogonal frames of different shape and size made... More

Project • By LPzR architetti associatiHousing


A few steps from Parco Sempione, the green heart of the city of Milan, LPzR architects have designed a new “nearly zero energy” (nZEB) residential building, with innovative technological solutions and a swimming pool on the roof.   “Urban stitching” is the concept. The architects wanted to design a new link between two extremely heterogeneous buildings: a three-storey school complex from the 1800s, and an eight-story residential building from the 1960s. The new volumes align carefully with the adjacent buildings, to fit morphologically into the pre-existing architectures. The compositional language, on the other hand, is admittedly contemporary, even if there are references to traditional architectural element... More

Project • By PORCELANOSAApartments


The iconic “Berkshire House“, situated in the business centre of Maidenhead (Berkshire, United Kingdom)  has been fully converted into a residence of maximum comfort.    The Essential Living estate agent, has breathed new life into the 1960s building  with a comprehensive refurbishment designed by the architectural office of Goddar Manton Architects with the idea of offering some exclusive apartments in a prime location.   With special care, the comprehensive coverage of the building is a clear example of the project deliverables. Thus, with the objective of creating an eco-efficient insulation that would provide energy savings and sound-proofing, a ventilated façade was designed by XLIGH... More

Project • By PORCELANOSAApartments


The Clare, located in New York’s Upper East Side, is an imposing deluxe residential building, designed with unrivalled flair by Manuel Glas Architects A 19-storey condo building featuring exclusive duplex apartments, it boasts facilities that include a gymnasium, leisure centre and spa, lounges, restaurant and garden terraces with views of Central Park, 59th Street Bridge or the centre of this cosmopolitan city. The Clare stands out for its spacious interiors and large picture windows, which in turn contribute to the building’s energy efficiency, thanks to the outer structure’s ability to filter the sunlight and ventilated façade on the outside walls. The building’s outer envelope is a&n... More

Project • By PHASE3Shopping Centres

The Gate

In 2012, PHASE3 clinched an international competition to redesign the façade of this existing shopping mall in Kuwait City. The competition set out that the proposal needed to accommodate a key restraint: the building was already under construction. We developed a new façade system for the building that could respond to the vibrant local context and become an event in itself. The façade, which measures an overall length of 300m, was constrained to a depth of 50cm. Despite having little room to manoeuvre, we developed a single, meaningful gesture that integrates the massive, solid volume of the mall to its surroundings. The GRC façade and its circular pattern set a strong design principle. The exterior is readabl... More

Project • By Lutolli Architects + PartnersShops

Orchard AU

Lutolli Architects+Partners was invited in 2018 to design and transform an empty urban corner in Brookvale with a Mixed-Use Building. The project has just been released for the Australian market!Client: J.M.G.M Architect: Lutolli Architects+PartnersArea: 4' 074 m2Location: Brookvale, AU More

Product • By heroalheroal C 50

heroal C 50

All designs of the tried-and-tested insulated heroal C 50 curtain wall system deliver excellent results, whether vertical or vertical-bending transom-mullion, transom-transom or mullion-mullion façade. The façade can also be used as a roof area, light roof pyramid or conservatory. Last but not least, the system offers creative freedom thanks to various cover and pressure profiles.heroal offers an innovative concept for heat insulation. Foam-filled insulators and a continuous seal offer processing benefits in terms of installation, transportation and the screw guidance. All processing benefits apply throughout the systems for the respective design options. The insulation concept can also be used across the systems in the design options and t... More

Product • By ISOSTA INTERNATIONALInfill Facade Panels

Infill Facade Panels

The ISOSTA INTERNATIONAL offer is segmented into desired properties. The construction requirements change quickly, that’s why ISOSTA INTERNATIONAL innovates and reinvents its offer in building facade.Expert for more than 50 years, ISOSTA INTERNATIONAL manufactures at the same time filling elements for light facades and curtain walls, according to your specifications, in order to answer your expectations:- Architectural style,- Thermal and / or acoustic performance,- Personal safety, fire resistance.ISOSTA INTERNATIONAL engages with all the project stakeholders from first design stage, through the tendering process until execution. Our sales and technical teams will help you to develop the right solution for your construction project. More

Project • By WIZJA architectural officeShopping Centres

Serenada Shopping Centre

Usually, shopping galleries are large structures, in the majority of cases located in urban and central urban areas. These are typically introvertive concepts, where shops are located along interior promenades. Such functional solutions cause the massive facades of these structures to be “dead” in general, they do not provide a field for interacting with the public space, which is so important for the human dimension of the urban space.The design of the SERENADA gallery, which is located in the area of Olsza, at Dobrego Pasterza Street, is an attempt to surmount the statically neutral façade by employing means of artistic expression stemming from contextual cultural and meaning-related grounds in relation to the structure’s own name.There a... More

Project • By Juergen Pollak Photographie + FilmRestaurants

Nebelhorn | Gipfelstation

The new summit restaurant atop the Nebelhorn mountain in Germany combines culinary delights with breath-taking alpine views. The building materials needed for its construction had to be flown by helicopter to the site located at an altitude of more than 2,200 metres. More