fleeting shadows   interactive facades by mariano ferretti
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feb 04, 2013
fleeting shadows interactive facades by mariano ferretti



fleeting shadows – interactive facades by mariano ferretti
image © andres blasquez

 

 

the design and layout of the ‘fleeting shadows’ intervention by mariano ferretti focuses on creating spaces of a peculiar visual appeal –
featuring a unique facade that regulates the entry of sunlight. using a low-cost and a recycled material, livable environments are
created with great density, and the potential to allow people to enjoy a homelike place with its own identity. shadows are achieved
by overlapping layers of denim in different positions and angles to generate a complex and authentic frame which seeks a more
attractive landscape.


 

two different strategies are applied: ‘facade jeans’ – which prevents room temperatures from rising through excessive light-beam passages.
the interactive feature can be changed by raising or lowering the legs adapting to changing weather conditions. ‘ceiling jeans’ utilizes denim
to create shadows and reduce heat in public spaces such as parks and sidewalks. it serves as a horizontal threshold element that allows
people to walk and perform different activities in more optimal conditions. likewise, the street becomes an extension of the house where
the boundary that existed between the sidewalk and vehicular stream is removed.

 

 

 


ceiling jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


ceiling jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


ceiling jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


ceiling jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


ceiling jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


facade (sunblind) jeans
image © andres blasquez

 

 


facade (sunblind) jeans
image © andres blasquez

 


building diagrams
image © bernardo blasquez


building diagrams
image © bernardo blasquez

 

 

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