YJP Administrative Center
Beijing architects HHD_FUN have completed a temporary office building in Binhai near Tianjin, China, which features a patterned metal skin enclosing verandas. Called YJP Administrative Center, the building is covered in panels in twelve different shapes. These are distributed across the surface according to how much light is required by each of the rooms behind. The porosity of the façade is designed to produce the required conditions for these activities. The enclosed verandahs are arranged around the building to afford visual access to the CBD area from within the building. This allows the occupants to survey the surrounding construction site. The integration of the density of the patterned façade with the various inner functions forms a key focus of the project. The façade apertures serve as view frames.  Aperture size and orientation is varied in a continuous manner introducing topological difference across the façade. The whole façade is constructed from six forms, reflected to give twelve types of identical components, making the building process highly efficient.  This meant that the building to be constructed in less than seven months.


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