Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has completed a waste incinerator and power plant in the Danish city of Roskilde with a spotty perforated facade that lights up at night as if there's a fire burning within (+ slideshow). More
Dutch designer Chris Kabel has wrapped this house and studio in Amsterdam with a facade of perforated hexagons that catches the light like a hanging sheet of fabric. More
Movie: architect Piers Gough of CZWG and structural engineer Hanif Kara explain their design for Canada Water Library, a bronzed, hexagonal building on a constrained site in south London, in this movie by filmmakers Living Projects. More
Slideshow: the windows of this school extension in Girona, Spain, are concealed behind a perforated metal skin. More
Dezeen archive: this week readers have been debating whether the proliferation of perforated facades in projects like David Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum (top right) is a result of fashion or shifts in practical considerations like availability and cost, so we've grouped all our stories about perforated metal facades in one place. Join the discussion about fashion in architecture here and see all the stories here.
Hundreds of circular holes puncture a faceted bronze extension to a fortified museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, that is set to reopen next month. More
Perforated metal balconies fold like ribbons around the facade of an apartment block in the Dutch city of Nijmegen. More