The Fold Architects

Work Information
Pushkinsky Cinema

Moscow
Russia 
2011

Ephemerality of façade

The facade comprises a series of vertically secured translucent white Corian® fins, each manufactured with a slight curvature and altering depths to allow for an interplay of transparency and obscurity, depending on the user’s viewing position in relation to the building.

The facade is a constantly changing skin, which at once reveals and conceals through the use of light, whilst the abstract white cubic form of the building presents a sombre outward appearance inviting further investigation in geometry.

Project Team
Chris van Niekerk, Pierre du Plessis