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Perfect perforations

Stephen Holl's latest building is in Amsterdam for social-housing organisation Het Oosten. Largely a refurbishment, it also includes this new pavilion which houses a conference and dining area. Pre-patinated perforated copper panels sit 720cm outside the stuccoed walls, which include patches of solid colour. The passer-by's views of the building, and perception of its colour, change both as they move and with the light. The use of perforation continues internally, with perforated aluminium ...

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