In a promising Southwest neighborhood in Montreal, Canada sits the Holy Cross House, a modern detached home by Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA). The working class neighborhood is full of standard brick and shingled homes. In an effort to create a diverse façade that would emerge with subtlety, the architects chose a monochromatic exterior approach. (more…)
Monthly Archives: June 2017
Responsive designs refer to both kinetic and dynamic façades and include non-stagnant building construction. These facades respond to their environment either via technology or manual stimulation. The responsiveness usually facilitates some kind of climatic benefit in which a daylighting or other energy efficiency function is enabled. Although the responsiveness of a façade can be purely aesthetic as well, adding a dimensional characteristic not often seen in architecture. (more…)
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