Manuelle Gautrand’s origami inspired facades for high rise construction gives a virtual twist to the energy conservation concept. He has devised a skin for buildings which is not flat but has pop ups throughout its composition of myriad triangular shapes.
The marble-like segments join together to transform the existing façade. Its effect was achieved by screen-printing glass; this gave Gautrand total control over the required pattern and glazing.
Appearing to be composed of iridescent fish scales the second skin acts as a natural and aesthetically innovative sun screen by controlling solar gain. The folded glass layer also creates an element of privacy for the spaces behind it.