Can a building be sexy? Objects such as cars and shoes can easily be described as sexy. However, sexy is not a term that often describes a building. By the time a project goes through the design process, qualities such as exciting appealing or glamorous can get lost in building codes and budget cuts.
Sometimes projects do make it through the design process intact, and right away you know. One building that evokes appeal and glamour is the project Rapperswil-Jona municipal museum by mlzd .
Is it the unexpected angles, the gold color facade, and the juxtaposition of rustic to refine that makes this so glamorous?
The interiors translate the exterior form into a sophisticated bright space.
In the above picture, I am obsessed with the lighting along the stairs, the acoustical ceiling treatment (because you don’t really notice it), and the way light travels trough the gold skin creating a dot pattern.
Lets discuss why the interiors work, and dare I say are sexy too! When a space has such complicated unusual angles, keeping the interior finishes in a monochromatic family are a must. If too many textures or colors are used, forms will become clearly defined and will become overwhelming. Light color finishes combined with ambient lighting and natural day light make the space glow.
Over all, the success is in the architectural details that create an exceptional experience.