The outermost layer reflects the materials, scale, and detailing of the surrounding architectural character. The second layer is revealed in the window openings in a series of subtle shifts along the facade.
Viewed from a variety of angles, the composition of these layers will vary the building’s aspect over time, reflecting the variety and complexity of urban context.
The two layers also support this program: the first provides a sense of belonging while the second acts conceptually as a filter, providing both contact with and protection from outside influences. In this way, the building is designed to support both its program and its urban context.