Fabulous Folding Facade / by Michelle Linden

A friend sent me a link to this project by BEHF Architeckten... Even thought I'm not generally a fan of mirrored glass, you've got to love the folding element of this project. An interesting element, is that I don't think that the glass is actually mirrored, but the dark sky background helps to create a mirror when the curtains are open at night. The architect's objective was to create an atmosphere full of energy and drama and they've obviously succeeded! As usual, I love the interplay between the older existing facades, and the new technical one. Still, I'd be interested in checking out the restaurant front when all of the glass curtains (a new take on a glass curtain wall, for sure!) are closed. I wonder if the glass wall allows you to peek into the restaurant, or if it acts as a mirror reflecting the city street. If you're in Vienna, be sure to check out Fabios Restaurant and let me know what you think!