The fa­cade of Lane 189 is an in­te­grated ac­tive layer that can be pro­grammed

The fa­cade of Lane 189 is an in­te­grated ac­tive layer that can be pro­grammed as dis­play win­dows, vista points or bal­conies

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Lane 189, lo­cated in the Pu­tuo district in cen­tral Shang­hai - op­po­site Chang Shou Park and close to the Jade Bud­dha Tem­ple com­bines re­tail, restau­rant and of­fice spa­ces in an or­gan­i­sa­tion that re­ar­ranges the typ­i­cal mall into a ver­ti­cal city cen­tre. The de­sign in­cor­po­rates el­e­ments of ‘old Shang­hai’ through ge­om­e­try, pat­tern and ma­te­ri­al­iza­tion, and com­bines these with a con­tem­po­rary ur­ban ex­pe­ri­ence. Pro­grammed Fa­cade The fa­cade is de­signed to sup­port the over­all de­sign con­cept of a pro­grammed fa­cade and to cre­ate depth for the build­ing en­ve­lope. The use of multi-lay­ered com­po­nents en­ables a va­ri­ety of views to­wards the sur­round­ings, whilst pro­vid­ing func­tional trans­parency in specif­i­cally lo­cated ar­eas. Based on a hexag­o­nal grid, the fa­cade com­po­nents fol­low the ar­tic­u­lated ge­om­e­try of the build­ing and pro­vide con­stantly chang­ing per­spec­tives. A gra­di­ent tran­si­tion from big­ger to smaller fa­cade com­po­nents reg­u­lates the ex­po­sure of the in­side to the out­side and en­hances the main en­trance of the build­ing. The fa­cade there­fore be­comes an in­te­grated ac­tive layer that

solid or per­fo­rated across the fa­cade and to­wards the main en­trance cen­tral to the build­ing - the com­po­nents change in scale and change from triple scale, from triple layer to sin­gle layer. Solid and open sin­gle layer pan­els are used on the rear of the build­ing. In­te­rior can be pro­grammed as dis­play win­dows, vista points or bal­conies. On the lower façade, a hexag­o­nal grid con­sists of di­a­mond shaped pan­els that are tied be­tween pins form­ing a ten­sioned cladding sys­tem. Here, the ar­range­ment of the com­po­nents can change across the fa­cade from sin­gle layer to triple layer, up to a depth of 400mm. Con­structed from dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als and lit by RGB LEDS these pan­els cre­ate dif­fer­ent vis­ual ef­fects: trans­par­ent or opaque, colour­ful or mono­chrome, re­flec­tive or matt. On the up­per fa­cade the com­po­nents are made up of a sin­gle layer, of one size and are The in­te­rior of Lane 189 de­rives its char­ac­ter from a cen­tral void which cuts through the vol­ume from base to top and is punc­tu­ated by a se­ries of rounded plateaus. When seen from be­low the rounded plateaus re­sem­ble a co­he­sive

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