SUBTĪLITĀS (latin; noun f., 3rd):
fineness of texture, logic, detail; slenderness, exactness, acuteness; sharpness : precision

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Henke Schreieck - Kufstein university building, Kufstein 2001. A unique double facade of operable full height terrace-like wood doors behind a glazed skin with operable vent panels provides optimal thermal performance while allowing classrooms to feel open to the exterior. Depending on the time of day, the glazing either reflects the surroundings or accentuates the inner timber structure. Photos (C) Margherita Spiluttini

July 10, 2014, 2:41pm  Permalink | Comments

Skene Catling de la Peña - The dairy house, Somerset 2008. The extension to a former dairy uses locally dried timber stacked on laminated sheets of glass. The restructuring of the facade maintains the solidity of the historic building from the exterior while providing luminosity with refracted daylight on the interior. Via, photos (C) James Morris.

July 09, 2014, 12:07am  Permalink | Comments

Brückner & Brückner - Meeting point at the German-Czech border, Bärnau 2000. A small landmark on the predominantly untouched landscape, the structure resembles a fragment of a former building; the skeleton of a mining support wall so common in the area, the first level of a historic stone house, or the borders of a early farm. Alternating layers of crushed granite concrete and sandwiched laminated glass panels create a common texture, but allow the structure to slowly dissolve as it rises. Natural light passes through the glass, and from within a slight blue tint cast offers a meditative space for people wondering the area. Via, photos (C) André Mühling, Siegfried Wameser.

July 08, 2014, 8:49pm  Permalink | Comments

Kruunenberg en Van der Erve - Laminata glass house, Leerdam 2001. Via, photos (C) Luuk Kramer

July 08, 2014, 11:58am  Permalink | Comments

Selgas Cano - El Batel Auditorium, Cartagena 2012. Photos (C) Roland HalbeIwan Baan

July 07, 2014, 7:52pm  Permalink | Comments

Selgas Cano - Silicon house, Madrid 2006. Photos (C) Roland Halbe, Pablo Zuloaga. 

July 07, 2014, 7:04pm  Permalink | Comments

Selgas Cano - Architect’s offices, Madrid 2008. Via, photos (C) Iwan Baan

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Arno Brandlhuber - Factory building, Cologne 2003. Photos (C) Michael Reisch.

July 03, 2014, 11:03am  Permalink | Comments

Arno Brandlhuber - Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann 1995. photos (C) Michael Reisch.

July 03, 2014, 10:55am  Permalink | Comments

Arno BrandlhuberBrunnenstrasse 9 gallery and apartments, Berlin 2010. Via, photos (C) Michael Reisch.

July 03, 2014, 10:27am  Permalink | Comments

Gigon & Guyer - Winterthur museum extension, Winterthur 1995. Photos (C) Heinrich Helfenstein

July 01, 2014, 10:35am  Permalink | Comments

Mansilla+Tuñón - MUSAC auditorium, Leon 2004 (previously). Photos (C) Roland Halbe, Luis Asin. 

June 27, 2014, 4:13pm  Permalink | Comments

Herzog & De Meuron & Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten - Helvetica headquarters, St. Gallen 2002. Photos (C) Margherita Spiluttini

June 23, 2014, 1:15pm  Permalink | Comments

Auer & Weber - Siggen Manor seminar building, Siggen 2007. Photos (C) Roland Halbe

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Bruno Erpicum - Roly farmhouse renovation, Baleares 2006. Photos (C) Jean-Luc Laloux.

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