holey walls batman.
this is a facade we saw recently in kyoto. it's so thin it's almost paper like: the pattern is made up from machined holes of varying sizes. and it's just rivetted to a basic metal frame behind. I'm pretty sure it's stainless. as I remember anyway. so anyway - it's stepped away from the building and during the summer I think it shields the building from the sun/absorbs the heat. it's a bit like the traditional and cheaper option of using bamboo screens which are a usual sight around japan at this time of year. all pretty low tech stuff though. rivets and that.Posted by stupot at June 21, 2005 01:16 PM