Exploring texture in architectural design
“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.”
–– Winston Churchill ––
As advancements in engineering lead to ever taller, more innovative state-of-the-art buildings, our cities’ skylines are changing forever. Thoughts of ‘traditional’ skyscrapers conjure up images of smooth, streamlined expanses of steel and glass – but many contemporary landmark buildings shun such stereotypes, instead taking on more distinctive forms, often rooted in symbolism. Optical textures and patterns abound, with the interplay of different materials providing visual variety and contrast that changes with the light and invites the viewer to imagine how their surfaces feel to the touch.