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Voxelated Buildings

Voxelated Buildings

Voxelated building volumes are created by repetitive addition or subtraction of a polyhedron.

Slicers

Slicers

The impression of a sliced building volume is created by a repetition of balconies, louvers or other protruding elements, which give the volume a fluently Curving appearance.

Turners

Turners

Building Volumes that can rotate as a whole, or in part (s). At least one floor can rotate.

Clusters

Clusters

A cluster is a group of buildings that voice or share the same primitives and / or were transformed by the same tools.

Green facades

Green facades

Building facades featuring vegetation.

Media facades

Media facades

Building facades featuring special effects or media on installation of lights, mainly led, fluorescent and/or dichroic glass.

Wind Energizers

Wind Energizers

Wind energizers tunnel an accelerated wind flow to activate generators. They usually have a closed climate system and smooth facades to ease windflow.

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recently added projects

  • Urban farming
    Urban farming
    by Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Wooden Orchids
    Wooden Orchids
    by Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Namba Parks
    Namba Parks
    by Jerde Partnership
  • Taiwanese Wind Tower
    Taiwanese Wind Tower
    by DUO
  • HomeFarm
    HomeFarm
    by SPARK Architects

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free-D.nl: the online documentation platform on non-orthogonal buildings. The motivation and relevance of the free-D project is based on the increasing degree of geometrical variation and complexity in non-orthogonal buildings worldwide.
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