Apical Reform’s self-designed new headquarters are distinguished by a striking slatted facade that serves dual purposes.
Visually, it creates a soft fabric-like illusion as if it the entire inner structure were draped over. Functionally, it creates a shaded barrier for the interior without completely obstructing views of the surrounding landscape. Depending on the time of day, the vertical slats restrict or allow light to permeate depending on the sun’s position. The seemingly random waves seem ever-changing, almost flowing, as shadows and highlights move along the surface. “Our team treats each project as [an] honest inquiry into how design intervention can transcend the mundane into a singularly extraordinary experience,” says Amrish Patel, Founder and Principal of the Indian studio that will soon open its gallery at Dubai Design District. “Our foundations are based on innovation in both design concept and the technology that will finally bring it to life.”
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Designer: Apical Reform