An intervention in any of the 5 facades of a building
What is an envelope intervention?
It is the type of intervention that takes place in one or several facades of a building, related to the altering of its exterior appearance or function, whether vertical facades or the rooftop, by adding or installing new alienated elements to its existing external envelope.
This typology has an immediate impact on the perception of buildings within the cityscape, and therefore a larger impact on the city than interior interventions. However, similarly to the interior interventions, the procedure also responds to a surgical or parasitic intervention, in this case revamping the external attributes of the building, changing completely the way it is perceived and used by citizens and passersby.
This tactical intervention is based on the colonization of the existing external surfaces of a building by coating or covering them or even by inserting alien objects, placed on top of them, providing aesthetical and programmatic benefits that can enhance the appearance, in the case of vertical facades, and even the functionality of the envelope, in the case of rooftops.
A hotel in San Sicario, Italy.
With conceptual inspiration from the surrounding nature, we design a warm and permeable envelope in accordance with the interior functions. Including as well the 5th facades, the rooftops & terraces where all the outdoor public activities are hosted.
It transformed a common gate in a colourful plaza.
The colours and designs drop from the façade to the ground to gently bend to become benches and urban furniture. This action transform the gate into an eventful public plaza where people would not only stay but also engage with the space and the people around.
Crystal Pool in Archdaily
Crystal Pool is a creative public space intervention designed for the grand opening of a new mixed-use complex located in the New Bund, the emerging international business center in Pudong (Shanghai), with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among new visitors, appealing to kids, youngsters & adults alike.