In a bit of deeply mathematical jest, Melbourne-based firm Denton Corker Marshall designed this engineering faculty building at the University of Technology in Sydney to be sheathed in perforated aluminum skin that spells out its own name in a computer coding system known as binary. Using a series of zero and one digits to scrawl University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology across its 14 stories, the structure, like most architecture and arithmetic mash-ups, is meant to represent "the intersection of creativity and technology," and is part of a campus-wide revitalization that also includes a new building by Frank Gehry.
Both the coding and a series of gill-like slits filter light into the rather foreboding—but apparently quite eco-friendly—center of robotics and computer science, as does an airy top floor atrium, that, while described as having a "raw aesthetic" and "warehouse quality" still feels more welcoming for late-night study sessions than the rest of the futuristic steel-and-concrete monolith. The full tour of the place, and an up-close look at the binary façade, is this way.
· Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology / Denton Corker Marshall [Arch Daily]
· Binary code patterns exterior of Sydney engineering faculty by Denton Corker Marshal [Dezeen]