Face the Out­doors

EX­PRES­SIVE FA­CADES THAT SPEAK VOL­UMES, FROM IL­LU­MI­NATED BRICKS TO SCULP­TURAL PAN­ELS

Azure - - SPOTLIGHT - WORDS _Erin Don­nelly

1 LIGHT AS A BRICK

In re­cessed in­stal­la­tions, struc­tural Brick Lights from Simes in­te­grate di­rectly into tra­di­tional brick walls. Launched ear­lier this year at Light + Build­ing, in Ger­many, the acid-etched glass mo­d­ules can also be used as por­ta­ble lamps. simes.com

2 PRESSED PAT­TERNS

Both the em­bossed pat­terns and the paint fin­ishes on th­ese dim­pled alu­minum cladding pan­els, from Zah­ner, are fully cus­tomiz­able. An­odized fin­ishes are also avail­able. zah­ner.com

3 SCULPTED SUR­FACE

Rieder de­vel­oped a se­ries of 60-by-60-cen­time­tre con­crete pan­els for the Ty­rolean Lan­desmuseen, in Aus­tria. The duc­tile na­ture of the fi­bre­glass-re­in­forced con­crete al­lowed a form, in­spired by one of the mu­seum’s arte­facts, to be pressed into the 13-mil­lime­trethick tiles. rieder.com

4 PA­PER WORK

Wall & Deco’s Out Sys­tem wall­pa­pers for ex­te­ri­ors are a sim­ple way to add graphic in­ter­est and strengthen sur­faces against abra­sions, rain and U.V. rays. The lat­est looks, in­clud­ing Vitru­vio (shown), add sub­tle tex­ture to flat con­crete walls. wal­land­deco.com

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