Skin Deep

January 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have a client with a deck that sits outside a lounge area on the 3rd floor of his house. The wall that the deck and interior space share is pretty tall, maybe 16 feet, and has four large French doors. The client, feeling that this monolithic wall was a problem, thought to add half round windows to the top of the transoms on top of the doors and to break up the top of the wall with a cut out for a railing

I’m proposing we solve this problem a different way – with a decorative skin.

Check these out:

In 2008, Mexican artist Thomas Glassford, wrapped a neon graphic around the facade of this 1960’s building in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco District. The building without the neon is nothing.

Dear Design, a Barcelona based design firm, teamed up with Munich, a Spanish footwear company, to create a truly innovative showroom, where shoes are displayed on a 3-D mesh that skins the interior of their retail space.

Thomas Glassford's neon building

Thomas Glassford's neon building

Munich Sports

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