Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SEQUIN BUILDING SKIN in COLOGNE

While my time over in Cologne,  an undulation of sparkle caught my eye on one of the buildings in the city. Surprising as a majority of the buildings were built in the Bauhaus style: simple, clean cuts, white walls and no decorative elements.

  
(Bauhaus example in Cologne)

The vigorous shimmer was coming from the façade of a retail store called DOM.  I marveled that the skin of the building was composed of thousands of metal sequins that rippled in the wind.   I absolutely loved it and became obsessed with its sounds and pulsation. 






I had to get a closer look....





The kinetic effect  was dynamic and brought  the façade to life! I took some short movies on my iphone:



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The inside was a place to discover too…. a selection of accessories, beauty, music, books, jewelry, gadgets, toys, furniture, home accessories, lighting and more....No pictures was allowed so check out their website.



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