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10 Hills Place by Amanda Levete Architects

London practice Amanda Levete Architects have completed the facade of an office building off Oxford Street in London.

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Located at 10 Hills Place, the project consists of four glazed slashes in the aluminium surface, funneling light down into the offices.

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The architects drew on technology normally used to build ship hulls.

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Photographs are by Gidon Fuehrer.

Here's some more information from Amanda Levete Architects

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Work on 10 Hills Place is now complete.

Amanda Levete Architects has harnessed high quality ship hull technology to create an ingenious sculptural facade for a new office building just off London’s Oxford Street.

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Lack of daylight in the narrow streets around this major retail artery was a key issue. Inspired by the art work of Lucio Fontana AL_A slashed the aluminium skin with large glazed areas orientated towards the sky to maximise and channel natural light into the office space.

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The facade is fabricated using curved aluminium profiles assembled on-site. Self cleaning glass and hidden gutters within the eyelids ensure the facade remains low maintenance.

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The fine faceting of the aluminium strips creates beautiful and complex reflections of sky and street, making the building highly visible from Oxford Street.

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At ground level a bespoke glass, mesh and dichromatic film sandwich is animated with fibre optics to create visual depth of field and a dynamic moiré pattern on an otherwise blank facade.

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