Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Land Use Planner, Environmental Observer

Friday, August 28, 2009

Window Walls -

I was reviewing a Medical Office Building (designed by an internationally known architectural firm), when we got on to the issue of the window wall system. Their design was boring - more like standard store fronts.

I decided to photograph good examples of interesting window wall systems.

The following are from St. Louis, Missouri -

Using various widths and thickness' give shadows

and a sense of depth to the facade...

Corner elements are of particular concern...

Patterns of glazing and mullions and the base of the wall
make these designs interesting and rigorous...

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