This textural facade for an electrical plant in Colombia by Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco (MGP Architecture and Urbanism) is certainly a pleasing sight in such an industrial setting. Made up of a series of lightweight prefab concrete shells, the building skin generates a visual effect similar to the texture of organic fabrics and woven bamboo fencing.
The undulating vertical panels on the facade, punctured by a series of slits, generate a play of light and shadow, and raising the skin above ground gives the building a certain lightness and fragility in contrast to the weight of the concrete.
The facade assembly consists of concrete shells anchored to the structure through bolts and steel plates.
Photography: Andrés Valbuena