Diamond-shaped Terracotta Rainscreen Panel
Diamond-shaped Terracotta Rainscreen Panel curtain wall creates strange visual effects
Located in the heart of the Miami Design District, this project is a showcase of Miami’s tropical urban environment, creating a creative experience of design, art, and architecture. It has a two-story retail and dining space architectural design.
The project starts from Miami’s landscape, urban elements, etc., and creates a personalized tactile experience through the recessed protruding skin, establishing a dialogue between the building facade and indoor and outdoor environments, history, culture, and politics, because Any pattern and motif inevitably has its own meaning.
In order to achieve the design goals and concepts of the project, the curtain wall designer is doing everything possible in the design of the curtain wall of this project. In terms of material selection, the curtain wall designer chose to use Terracotta Rainscreen Panel as the main material of the curtain wall to increase the thickness of the facade, hoping to increase the reflectivity of the building facade and enrich the architectural color. The façade uses the diamond-shaped Terracotta Rainscreen Panel as the basic unit. Through repeated arrangements, a continuously changing façade system is created to form a good visual effect. The curtain wall designer chose a central axisymmetric geometric figure as the basic unit and designed a change system to make the final façade effect full of changes. He chose to use two methods of “flattening” and “folding” to deal with the façade. Through the special treatment of Terracotta Rainscreen Panel, the facade of the curtain wall finally presents a colorful visual effect.
The curtain wall designer took the center line of the diamond as the boundary, and the half of the Terracotta Rainscreen Panel folded up slightly. The exposed sides and the surrounding glazed surface formed a sharp color contrast. Terracotta Rainscreen Panels are not arranged on the same plane in order. Each Terracotta Rainscreen Panel is “folded” and arranged together to create strange light and shadow effects and texture contrast. At this point, the single pattern has become three-dimensional. With the change of the position of the sun and the intensity of the light, the effect of the light and shadow on the facade varies. Under the night light, the facade of the building presents different visual effects. The blue-green glazed Terracotta Rainscreen Panel curtain wall complements each other under the light mapping.
The project’s façade includes a total of 70,000 tiles, and the dimensions of each Terracotta Rainscreen Panel are carefully measured to create a continuous, uninterrupted façade. The design of this building combines the urban color of Miami and the relevant urban characteristic elements. The special curtain wall design fully demonstrates the project’s artistry and unique architectural design ideas, and uses the new material Terracotta Rainscreen Panel curtain wall, Terracotta Rainscreen Panel has rich colors and many advantages to better display the characteristics of the curtain wall.