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Frost patterns
2/17/2011

Architects Baumschlager und Eberle gave the harbor in Fussach in the Vorarlberg region of Austria a makeover and likewise a new, clear structure. The task included the harbor building, a new look for the harbor embankment, and the ‘Nordwesthaus', a tall, slender building used for events. Located right on the edge of the landing stages and moorings, the interplay between load-bearing concrete elements and glass panels allows the building's outline to become translucent. The irregularly structured glass of the façade denies a direct view of the building's interior. In the evening, as dusk falls and the lights inside are turned on the concrete structure behind, designed with reference to waves on water, becomes more apparent. The interplay of light and shadow is continued in the reflection on the water's surface.

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"Nordwesthaus" at the port of Fußach, Austria | All photos © Glas Marte
"Nordwesthaus" at the port of Fußach, Austria | All photos © Glas Marte