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Ceramic Forms Surrounding The Windows Of This New Building Give It A Unique Character

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

De Zwarte Hond and Loer Architecten have shared photos of a building they recently completed in Groningen, Netherlands, that combines modern design with ceramic elements.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Marcel Ijzerman

The architects worked together with ceramic manufacturer NBK and facade builder Bijlbouw to create samples and mock-ups to find the perfect blue-green glaze for the facade with its custom-made details.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

The blue-green glaze of the ceramic details allows the building to appear as a different color in every type of weather, while the layering of color and form adds a touch of artistry that refers to the richness of Groningen’s historical buildings and the optimistic rawness of post-war architecture.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

The building, which is positioned on a corner, features retail on the street level, with 41 sustainable apartments above it, built by Plegt-Vos.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Marcel Ijzerman

The apartments each have a balcony filled with seating and plants, which complement the ceramic detailing of the building facade.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

A close-up look at the ceramic detailing shows how it steps in towards the windows, with the light changing the color, ranging from deep blue-green to bright green.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme
A modern building facade with glass, green walls, and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

Sections of green walls have also been included on the facade, softening the overall appearance from street level.

A modern building facade with glass, green walls, and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

Also on the street level are sections of windows that provide a look inside.

A modern building facade with glass and blue-green ceramic details.
Photography © Sebastian van Damme

Source: Contemporist

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