This design recalls me Toyo Ito‘s design that completion in 2004, Tod’s Omotesando. Structurely and architecturely the Tod’s building is wrapped in a skin of criss-crossed concrete braces and glass that mimics the trees lining the street.
Whether or not the same approach, a house for clubhouse and boathouse Nordwesthaus, designed by Architects Baumschlager Eberle has a incredible double skin illuminated effect throughout the day. The building is constructed by the internal organic shape concrete which is enveloped by semi-transparency glass. As positioned right on the edge of the moorings, the building will serve as a beacon, when internal ceiling light’s on during the night, it totally looks like a ice-cube.
+ architect’s statement, Architects Baumschlager Eberle
“The irregular structure of the concrete elements is set off against the regular rectangular shapes of the sheets of glass…The randomness of the glass decoration avoids too sharp a contrast between the core and the envelope.”