dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture
 
dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture
jul 27, 2014

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture
all images courtesy urbana architecture

 

 

 

los angeles-based architecture studio urbana have challenged the notion of unappreciated infrastructural typology by transforming the new eskenazi hospital parking structure in indianapolis into an interactive, synthetic terrain. equipped with a field of 7,000 angled metal panels in conjunction with an articulated east/west color system, the installation creates a dynamic façade that offers observers a unique visual experience depending on their vantage point, and the pace at which they are moving through the site.

 

 

 video courtesy urbana architecture

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

 

 

as pedestrians and slow moving vehicles approach the building within close proximity to the hospital, they will experience a noticeable shift in color and transparency, while motorists driving along the street will experience a faster, gradient color change depending on their direction of travel.

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

view from W. michigan street

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture
those within close proximity to the hospital will experience a noticeable shift in color and transparency

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

the installation is equipped with a field of 7,000 angled panels and an articulated east/west color system

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

the dynamic facade changes from yellow to charcoal

dynamic facade system at eskenazi hospital, indianapolis by urbana architecture

  • i assume they mean it looks dynamic rather then actually being dynamic and moving,

    MAMG

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