Facade Detail Information

What is a facade?

https://architecturaltrust.org/outreach/education/glossary-of-architectural-terms/
From Architecturaltrust.org
Detail photograph of the south east facade
Detail photograph of the south east facade

Dream Downtown Hotel hired Zahner steel engineers to design stainless steel paneling with circular portholes cut with a specific patterns. The facade is constructed out of a Stainless steel perforated sheet metal that is overlayed and held in place in front of the windows and mullions on the facade. This kind of metal patterned facade is Zahner’s technlogy called Image-Wall that can use parameters to determine the patterned steel facade.

Perforated stainless steel Image-Wall that is produced by Zahner with portholes cut for size
Perforated stainless steel Image-Wall that is produced by Zahner with portholes

The entrance to the Dream hotel also has cantilevered canopy that filters light and has a glass inset which

Light hitting the stainless steel facade paneling.
Facade looking towards 17th street, to the left face of the maritime hotel

The use of stainless steel paneling for the skin of the building allows for the building to blend naturally and almost disappear. However with different angles the facade seemingly changes color, from light to dark with its reflective attributes.

 

stainless steel paneling
stainless steel paneling

 

 

Links to original photographs and information. All copyrighted images belongs to A. Zahner, Dream Hotels LLC and Handel Architects.

https://www.azahner.com/works/dream-downtown

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