More Pleats Please
The fashion industry is not the only one with its eye on narrow verticals: these have been making appearances in architecture too - in the form of corrugated metal.
Used in tandem with wood, corrugated metal structures help to create a lightweight structure literally as well as visually due to the refraction of light.
Camillo Botticini Architect utilised pre-rusted corrugated copper to cover the walls of an Alpine residence in Brescia, Italy. The material allows for ventilation while its earthy tones help to integrate the building with its surroundings near Passo del Cavallo, a mountain pass in the region. Its slight pleating causes light to vibrate across the surface.
Built for SPACE, a charity that aims to help create more workspaces for artists across London, the renovated Deborah House now has a corrugated metal facade. The project was carried out by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, who chose to take inspiration from the surrounding built environment rather than imitate it.