Modern Architecture: Rippling Water Facade (3 pics)


Created for bottled water brand H2O, New York-based architecture group Axis Mundi designed this retrofit facade on an office building in Barcelona that replicates rippled water. The facade, which mimics the undulating pattern found in waves, will be made of a polymer composite and suspended on a steel truss attached to the existing building.

“We documented, categorized, and studied light reflecting off the surface of flowing water in various conditions: in rivers, streams and ponds, for example. We ultimately selected an image that visually appealed to us – subtle ripples in a pond. That photographic image was then imported and modeled into a very precise 3d form.”

The existing six-story building is situated on a busy intersection in Barcelona, close to Antonia Gaudi's residential masterpiece – the Casa Mila.


Axis Mundi website
via dezeen






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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