Building transparency

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about building transparency

Project • By Archi-TectonicsApartments


TriBeCa’s Vestry Street has a vast variety of facade configurations and building heights. Over the years, the district has evolved from textile trade to artists’ warehouses, and now, residences. Archi-Tectonics’ V33, a high-end residential condominium, unifies the historically varying building-fronts via a pixelated facade. The design team generated numerous pixelation patterns by overlaying Vestry Street’s varying facade levels. The resulting pattern is comprised of translucent stone and glass, which creates variable facade conditions throughout the course of the day. The facade’s translucent stone glows to the inside during the day, and to the street at night. As one of Archi-Tectonics‘ many Smart Skins, the V33 building’s facad... More

Product • By MERMET S.A.S.[Screen Design] Screen Progress : 1 fabric for 3 functions: glare control, natural light and transparency

Screen Progress

The Screen Progress fabric offers numerous advantages: 3 to 17 % progressive openness factor, tailor-made solution, good level of transparency, custom-made panels according to the needs of each building, 22 colours to choose from the M-Screen range More

Product • By MERMET S.A.S.[Screen Design] Natura™ : Fabric with a natural look

Natura™ (Tissu de fils de verre enduits)

The Natura™ (Tissu de fils de verre enduits) fabric offers numerous advantages: Unique aesthetic with a decorative design, transparency & natural light, good glare control : up to 93% of light rays filtered, thermal comfort, 7 on trend colours available in 250 cm width More

Project • By JGMAUniversities

Richard J. Daley College - MTEC

JGMA’s design strategy for the Daley College - Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC) utilizes building transparency to showcase machines, equipment, and products integral to the learning objectives of the colleges as well as provide a visual connection to the surrounding West Lawn community. The seamless fluidity to the building’s form was inspired by the constant and linear flow of the manufacturing process. The building spans the main thoroughfare of 76th Street with a strong industrial bridge that links the south and north campus of Richard J. Daley College.   The new building celebrates the manufacturing industry through the expression of materials such as metal panels, glass, and exposed steel. In a... More