The project serves as the new gateway to the campus from the community. It symbolizes the university’s commitment to improving the collective wellbeing of the surrounding community. Color changing LED lights on the foundation illuminate the metal mesh after dark, adding flourish to the building’s conversation with the surrounding area. The school can display its colors, laud a local sports team or celebrate holidays with exterior lighting. Remarks Bye, “The metal mesh grabs the light and the building becomes a beacon in dialog with the city through color, tying back to the goals the university had for this building on their campus.”
In Metz, France, a historic city known for its culture, green landscapes, and architecture, a shimmering rectangular-shaped building rises from a sloping landscape. The building designed by KL Architects is known as the Chamber of Crafts. The textile skin made of GKD Lago stainless steel mesh plays a central role in the building’s eligibility for sustainable recognition according to specifications from the French low-energy building label, Batiment Basse Consommation (BBC).
A luxury resort in Bowling Green, Florida, The Streamsong Resort claims an ancient history as the foundation for its design inspiration. Prehistoric creatures once roamed the county creating deeply layered sediment and massive rock deposits in their wake. The small Florida County even earned the nickname, “bone valley.” With such rich history, architect Alberto Alfonso took care to incorporate each historical detail of the landscape through initial paintings and sketches. It is within this process that Alfonso explored shapes, scale and light when creating his layered resort.