Mark A-to-Z: W is for Windows

‘When one door closes, a window opens,’ goes the saying. So here’s a new Mark A-to-Z where we look out into the world through a series of  five note-worthy projects that display their charm through their windows. Blurring the lines between interior and exterior, mitigating glare, silk-screening patterns, and insulating through triple-glazing - a window can be a vast playing field for architects and designers.

UNStudio fabricates a patterned façade of tessellated diamonds
Photo Hufton + Crow / Eric Jap (lead image)

SHANGHAI – More of a commercial destination than a conventional shopping mall, Lane 189 makes a deeper connection between brands and the young professionals in the area.



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Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés personifies three urban objects with a strong identity
Photo Sergio Grazia / Stefan Tuchila

PARIS – Three metallic offices adhere to an underlying theme, with elevations clad in repeated patterns of aluminium and stainless steel.



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XTU Architects inspires the reality of living in the sky

Photo David Foessel

PARIS – Protected by a small garden, Nuages – which translates as 'clouds' – is an eight-storey residential project that was inspired by its environment.



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Kop van Lombok by AMR
Photo Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer

UTRECHT – The proposed apartment blocks on a contentious site in Utrecht have been in the works for seventeen years.



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HANDS Corporation Headquarters by The System Lab
Photo YONGKWAN KIM

SEOUL – The small-scale office building brings a fluid expression to the Korean streetscape.


You can see all of our projects with impressive Windows here.

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