For this low-cost construction operation, the architects of Heatherwick Studio have designed a cladding made of a simple metal baking paper reinforced foam injected. Technically efficient and plastically surprising.
The Agency of Architecture and Design London Heatherwick Studio has just designed for the Welsh campus of Wales Aberystwyth these small units designed to host young creative and artistic companies.
Inaugurated a few days ago and slipped among the trees, these eight buildings with a wooden structure are covered with thin metal sheets usually used in cooking. Less expensive than traditional metal cladding, but also more fragile ... To increase its rigidity, these sheets were first crumpled. In a second step, a CFC-free foam was injected on the back of this crumpled surface, thus increasing the rigidity and the insulating properties.
An original solution, inexpensive, structurally and thermally efficient. A vibrant skin to sunlight, reflecting the sky and surrounding trees.
To learn more, visit the Heatherwick Studio site.