Gallery: Stunning Steel Foil Buildings Cut Material Use


The Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales recently opened eight stunning crumpled steel buildings that utilize an innovative construction method to keep their material use to a minimum. Conceived by design/build team Heatherwick Studio, the special cladding system was installed on-site by forming foil-thin steel into structural shapes and then coating the inside with spray foam insulation. The polished and crinkled steel not only provides windowsills and eaves but creates an interesting facade of fragmented reflections of sky, forest, and grass which gives the buildings a striking look that is entirely made up of their surroundings.

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  1. dgary May 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Wonder if this will create the same heat island effect the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle had with some angles having an almost parabolic mirror effect with light on the surroundings.

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