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    The annexed façade separates itself from the relationship between the inside and the outside. It looks more as a structure, an independent archit… Read More
    The annexed façade separates itself from the relationship between the inside and the outside. It looks more as a structure, an independent architectural element that is being used in different ways. It is a receptor that its quality depends on what you put on (annex). Read Less
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Facade (or façade) is generally one side of the exterior of a building, especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. The word comes from the French language, literally meaning "frontage" or "face".
In architecture, the facade of a building is often the most important from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. Many facades are historic, and local zoning regulations or other laws greatly restrict or even forbid their alteration.




The facade is a kind of limit that defines a closed space. In a building, the facade is the contour limit, the shell that divides two different spaces, the interior and the exterior spaces. This limit as a constructive element of the building has characteristics from both spaces. What is interesting in a facade, and what is usually analyzed is the kind of connection or separation that it makes. It was a result of the conflict between the inside and the outside, between the building and the site. It was the way the architect wanted his building to communicate with the environment. In this way of communication we find two possible actions. The one is when the building tries to fit in the environment, tries to have a friendly “conversation” with it. The other is when the building tries to stand up against the environment, avoiding any kind of interrelation. The results of both actions are viewed on the façade. Being the façade the limit of these two spaces, it is the one that characterizes their relationship.

The annexed façade separates itself from the relationship between the inside and the outside. It looks more as a structure, an independent architectural element that is being used in different ways. It is a receptor that its quality depends on what you put on (annex). 

From the observations of this annex in different situations, we have made a general categorization of it: the publicity façade, the green façade, the infrastructure façade, the mirror façade, the canvas façade, the plug-in façade, and the interactive façade. In all of this examples the façade is handled as an element that its main purpose is to separate not to unite, not participating in the dialog between the two spaces, the inside and then outside, the building and the site.