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Case Study House #8

The design of ‘Pixel House’ employs an intermittent diaphanous screen to shield fenestration and voids.  The intent is a screened façade that changes in character from day to night.  At night, interior illumination causes the screen to appear translucent, while during the day, the screen appears more opaque.  The screen is proposed to be a thermally broken rainscreen wall panel system employing perforated steel panels with a galvanized finish.  With time and weathering, the zinc galvanizing will patinate to a dusty gray color.