Aluminum Skin

skinIf you’d like to see the new building in the nude, act fast. The anodized aluminum panels that will cover the exterior walls are going up right now. (Some have said the bare concrete made the buildingĀ  look like a warehouse; I’ll agree it was a bit Brutalist.) I’m eager to see what the aluminum skin will look like when it’s all in place. I’ve heard some people describe the panels in chameleon-like terms: they can take on the color and luminosity of their surroundings–sky, clouds, meadow, trees.skinn_mirror The mirror-like slivers that sit between each panel should augment the effect. (See the photo below, where you can see into the gaps.) With those in place, the skin will change as you move about the landscape. Stay tuned.

One Comment

  1. Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    that’s pretty nifty. i can’t wait to see it all in action!

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