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4572m of aluminum Dri-Design Tapered cassettes were installed at the Millwoods Library,in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Tapered Series cassettes can be angled in any direction with varying depths and degree of slope.
The freedom to design each specific panel creates an unlimited capacity to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind surface on nearly any façade without the need to modify the substrate or weather barrier.
“Dri-design was selected because they offered a compelling latitude to experiment. We were able to create an incredibly rich and surprising effect while maintaining a rational approach and straight-forward constructability,” says Michael Dub, a principal with Edmonton-based Dub Architects Ltd., which completed the joint venture project with HCMA Architecture + Design, Vancouver.
The two firms collaborated throughout every design phase to create a strong civic presence among buildings that lack profile.Darryl Condon, managing principal with HCMA, notes:
Dri-design was selected because they offered a compelling latitude to experiment. We were able to create an incredibly rich and surprising effect while maintaining a rational approach and straight-forward constructability.
Our strategy was focused on creating a bold form that asserts itself on the context. We wanted the public spaces of the library to be read clearly upon approach and for those spaces to have a strong visual connection with the site.
The metal panels define the character of the building,” he says. “In different light conditions, they provide a varied impression of the building. At times it feels quite solid and at others quite light and ephemeral.
Dri-Design Tapered was used in this project, to learn more about this rainscreen facade click here
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