Daly Genik Architects
prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena developed a new
South Campus; with their first facility occupying the renovated Southern
California Cooperative Wind Tunnel.
The architectural firm, Daly Genik Architects, was selected to transform this complex into a new studio and gallery spaces for the school. Above the studio spaces, DGA designed three sculptural skylights, utilizing a Texlon ETFE Foil System to clad the faceted forms.
The Texlon System is a skin comprised of three layers of ETFE foil, with two layers incorporating custom patterns designed by renowned graphic designer Bruce Mau.
These patterns are integral in the system's dynamic/variable skin technology, known as Texlon Vario. Texlon Vario allows the two printed layers within the system to move together and apart, altering the light transmittance properties of the roof. At night the skylights glow with a soft light and transform into iconic lanterns.