50 of the Best Facade Construction Details


Facade detail Brick House

Facade detail Brick House

The facade is the calling card of an architecture project, an often iconic and recognizable element that becomes part of the collective imaginary.

We frequently see them featured in photographs and art—such as Andreas Gursky’s work, or as part of movie sets. It is almost impossible to forget the pink symmetrical façade of ‘The Budapest Hotel‘ by director Wes Anderson, or even, in music videos or album covers, like the legendary ‘Physical Grafitti‘ by Led Zeppelin.

One of the complexities of satisfactorily representing a facade detail is the point of view.  What is the best view/frame for a facade detail? Is it in section, axonometric, or plan view?

We’ve selected 50 facade details with the aim of showing different ways of approaching this type of representation, highlighting aspects such as materiality, joints, interior comfort and color (among other properties that are part of the facades).

Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz


Facade detail  hospital

Facade detail hospital

Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti


Facade detail Santa Fe of Bogotá Foundation

Facade detail Santa Fe of Bogotá Foundation

Gribone Building / Ventura Virzi arquitectos


Facade detail Gribone Building

Facade detail Gribone Building

Mahallat Residential Building No3 / CAAT Studio


Facade detail Mahallat Residencial Building

Facade detail Mahallat Residencial Building

Star Engineers, Administrative Building and Factory / Studio VDGA


Facade detail Haussmann Stories

Facade detail Haussmann Stories

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos


Facade detail Arthron Building

Facade detail Arthron Building

Optical Glass House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP


Facade detail Kahrizak

Facade detail Kahrizak

Club House Altos de San Antonio / Dutari Viale Arquitectos


Facade detail  The Iceberg Building

Facade detail The Iceberg Building

Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza / Brooks + Scarpa


Facade detail Stars Engineers administrative building and factory

Facade detail Stars Engineers administrative building and factory

Secondary School Extension / SMS Arquitectos


Facade detail brick house 2

Facade detail brick house 2

Optical Glass House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP


Facade detail Optical glass House c

Facade detail Optical glass House c

Marble House / Openbox Architects


Facade detail Marble House

Facade detail Marble House

Vertical House / Miró Rivera Architects


Facade detail Vertical house

Facade detail Vertical house

Collage House / S+PS Architects


Facade detail Collage House

Facade detail Collage House

Casa Geometrica / JOHO Architecture


Facade detail Geometric House

Facade detail Geometric House

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos


Facade detail BLM House

Facade detail BLM House

Altos de San Antonio Clubhouse / Dutari Viale Arquitectos


Facade detail Club House Altos of San Antonio

Facade detail Club House Altos of San Antonio

Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza / Brooks + Scarpa


Facade detail Angle Lake  Transit Station and Plaza

Facade detail Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza

Secondary School Extension / SMS Arquitectos


Facade detail school building extension

Facade detail school building extension

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts / LMN + Marmon Mok


Facade detail  Tobin Performing Arts Center

Facade detail Tobin Performing Arts Center

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect


Facade detail Stapleton Library

Facade detail Stapleton Library

Winery in Mont-Ras / Jorge Vidal + Víctor Rahola


Facade detail Winery in Mont-Ras

Facade detail Winery in Mont-Ras

G.Zanella Primary School Renovation and Extension / Giulia de Appolonia- officina di architettura


Facade detail G.Zanella  Primary school

Facade detail G.Zanella Primary school

Northwestern University Ryan – Walter Athletics Center / Perkins+Wil


Facade detail Northwestern University Athletic Centre

Facade detail Northwestern University Athletic Centre

On Detail: Textile Facade


Facade detail Adjustable Textile

Facade detail Adjustable Textile

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates


Facade detail Nest We Grow

Facade detail Nest We Grow

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates


Facade detail Nest We Grow

Facade detail Nest We Grow

Somriures / Masquespacio


Facade detail Somriures

Facade detail Somriures

ecoSuites, A Reed-Clad Hotel / Alex A. Tsolakis Architecture


Facade detail ecoSuites, A Reed-Clad Hotel

Facade detail ecoSuites, A Reed-Clad Hotel

Hive Hotel Facade Remodel / Preposition Architecture


Facade detail Hive  Hotel

Facade detail Hive Hotel

Coallia – Residencia y Restaurante Social / Peripheriques Architectes


Facade detail Coallia Residence and Restaurant

Facade detail Coallia Residence and Restaurant

Constituyentes Fachada Iluminada / Taller David Dana Arquitectura


Facade detail illuminated facade

Facade detail illuminated facade

Rio 2016 Olympic Handball Arena / Lopes Santos e Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos + OA | Oficina de Arquitetos


Facade detail Handball Stadium

Facade detail Handball Stadium

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects


Facade detail Cornell  Weill Medical Centre

Facade detail Cornell Weill Medical Centre

Sky Central / AL_A + PLP Architecture + HASSELL


Facade detail Sky Central Building

Facade detail Sky Central Building

1,500 Semi-Transparent Plastic Baskets Form a Lightweight Facade


Facade detail 1500 semi transparent baskets

Facade detail 1500 semi transparent baskets

Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center / Cristián Fernández Arquitectos + Lateral arquitectura & diseño


Facade detail Cultural Centre

Facade detail Cultural Centre

Kraanspoor / OTH Architecten


Facade detail  Kraanspoor

Facade detail Kraanspoor

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX


Facade detail Vakko Headquarters

Facade detail Vakko Headquarters

Ningbo Facade / LAB Architecture Studio


Facade detail  Ningbo

Facade detail Ningbo

Montrond-les-Bains Casino / DATA architectes


Facade detail Montrond-les-Bains Casino

Facade detail Montrond-les-Bains Casino

Busan Opera House Proposal: 3rd Prize Winner / Henning Larsen Architects + Tomoon Architects


Facade detail Busan Opera House Proposal

Facade detail Busan Opera House Proposal

Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & spring street Salt Shed / Dattner Architects


Facade detail Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage

Facade detail Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage

Sea Pavillion / Stefano Boeri Architetti


Facade detail Sea Pavillion

Facade detail Sea Pavillion

The Design Museum of London / OMA + Allies and Morrison + John Pawson


Facade detail The Design Museum of London

Facade detail The Design Museum of London

Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space


Facade detail Cubic Buildings

Facade detail Cubic Buildings

Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects


Facade detail University of Economics Vienna Library

Facade detail University of Economics Vienna Library

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects


Facade detail Cornell  Weill Medical Centre

Facade detail Cornell Weill Medical Centre

Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Facade detail Pathé Foundation

Facade detail Pathé Foundation

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