Envelope as Atmosphere

As part of the research for the Princeton Envelope Group, this envelope was developed in pursuit of an envelope as atmosphere.  As opposed to considering the envelope as a hermetic seal, this facade breaths, conditions, and cleans.  This specific prototype is for the American Apparel factory building in Los Angeles.  Because of the client has an abundance of material and knowledge in fabric, this facade was designed to be fabricated in house, and cast in place with concrete.  The thermal mass of this concrete (in conjunction with the designed geometry) cools the air during the warm days in LA.

A special thanks to Dave Pigram for his tutorial.

To see more visit the Atmosphere page.