Posts Tagged ‘decorative’

Patterned concrete screens

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I’m developing a taste for these. There are lots of dinky suburban tract versions of these perforated walls, but when the scale and placement are well thought out, they can be the building’s most arresting feature. This collection is a mix of decorative landscaping walls or actual exterior treatments on buildings.

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Patterned concrete blocks, on Flickr

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Concrete block and perforated screen fetishists should visit this Flickr pool. The wall above and below is at the abandoned Besser Vibrapac office, a building that served as a display of the company’s own concrete blocks. Besser Vibrapac by The Mover, on Flickr. Click on photos to read more.

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Brick screen wall, New Delhi, by Anagram Architects

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

This brick screening wall by Anagram Architects, New Delhi, is a reminder of how imaginatively brick can be used. I’m not a fan of brick, and that’s an understatement, but context is everything. Brick works in places where the red soil from which the brick is made made is evident, and that’s not Vancouver.

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