Di gi t
Oak Exterior Decking
Steel Frame Structure Exterior Metal Cladding
The Urban Tree External Staircase
Entrance to Dwelling Rainwater Channel
Access to Terrace
The Roof Terraces
Ventilation Vent Plumming
Figure 3. Central Circulation
Water Pump Warm Water Pipe Cold Water Pipe
External Staircase Reinforced Concrete Central Void Main Entrance
Figure 4. Pile Foundations
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Stainless Steel Panels
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The stainless steel pannels used were blasted w reflective shine. This enables it to fit in much be is more subtle than a mirrored finish. it also refl looking its best amidst rumbling grey clouds. Eve the style of the Liner Museum and the surroundi
Typical wooden shingles on a house near Appenzell, Switzerland. The wood weathers to a silver-grey colour.
Liner Museum in Appenzell, Switzerland. The large stainless steel shingles are directly inspired by the local venacular architecture. It echoes the traditional weathered grey wooden shingles of the surrounding houses both in colour and shape.
sourced the stainless steel panels called Tchshmid. Tchshmid are based in zerland, around 50km from the site where m was built. They are a company who hitectural metal construction, especially olutions are required.
with glass pearls to rid it of it's highly etter with the surrounding landscape as it lects the typical weather in the area, en though there is a huge contrast between ing buildings, it does not look out of place.
One of the main reasons stainless steel was closen as the cladding for this project is that it is not expected to corrode. It requires very little maintenance so will stay looking new for a long time. This means it will not loose the contrast with the surrounding buildings the architects desired.
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The U-Value of of the stainless steel panels o own is 5.61.
Stainless steel cladding gives both walls and ro U-Value of 1.05. This is quite high in comparison low energy buildings, however in comparison to public buildings built in the 90's it is not unusua
stainless steel 3mm air gap 50mm timber batons 20mm insulation 50mm
concrete block 500mm
steel panels are secured in place by rivets. The rivets are invisible ways covered by another panel. The panels are only fixed in two re that the rivets are never seen. This gives the cladding the look ales.
e panels are only ned to the waterproof b-structrein two ces.This allows for the w of air and also drainage rainwater.
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Light Properties The choice of stainless steel was affected by the reflection it would give through the windows to the interior. To avoid coloured glare which would interfere with the art they chose a neutral coloured stainless stell.
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Gigon and Guyer purposeful chose for the place by the form of the g pattern over the wal profile they seem to s Detailing not to line the panels w silouette. Instead they fo the next wall or roof. Th panels create a continu skin wrapped over the building, alluding to the aethetic of scales on a reptile.
smaller sized panls
larger sized panels
lly ement of the panels not to be dictated gallery.They are dispersed in a uniform lls and roof of the building and in stop at the edges. The architects chose with the edges to as not to define it's old around the edges and continue onto his means the pattern of the steel uous e
The gallery rooms in the south sie of the building are smaller than those in the north side. To keep the room proportions constant the rooves are lower in the south side of the building. To make them all look a similar siz from the outside the panels cladding the larger rooms are larger than those cladding the smaller rooms. This tricks the eye into believing they are 8 all the same size. 7
The entire outer skin
is clad with
By Zoe Spittle