Silhouette Lens Lab is a production and warehouse center which locates in Linz, Austria. With a minimalist architectural design, X Architects wants to express a vivid building among the surroundings.
▼建筑外貌，view of the architecture
The north facade is in paralleled with the adjacent buildings, and the openings, which were designed like lens, are facing to the other side. Each of the windows can be revolved to open. The south side reveals a curve which also creates a open space on the ground. The south facade is inserted with glass curtain wall and is cladded with a punched surface. Lines of circular holes on the facade characterized the building. This seemingly simple designed facade enables the natural light during the day as well as ensure the privacy of the offices. During the working days, the sun light goes through the holes and leaves a series of light spots, which organizes a joyful atmosphere.
▼北立面圆形窗口，the round openings on the north facade
▼北立面旋转窗口，the rotated window
▼南部穿孔立面，the south facade is cladded with a punched surface
▼立面细部，detail of the facade
▼南立面玻璃幕墙外覆盖混凝土穿孔墙，the punched wall is added on the glass curtain wall
▼建筑与周围衔接处，the connection with the surroundings
▼阳光穿透立面映射斑驳光影，the sun light goes through the faced and leaves the light spots
The building is emerged with simple white palette, that reflects to the surroundings. During the night, the lighting shines through the holes like fireflies flying thus makes the clam and peaceful environment.
▼夜色光景，building in the night
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，the first floor plan
▼三层平面图，the second floor plan
Location: Ellbogenstraße 24, 4021 Linz
Client: Silhouette International Schmied AG
Direct order: 2015
Start of construction: 2016
Usable area: 2.400m2
Pictures: David Schreyer
Chinese & English text: gooood editor Lu Lu