Gaines Group Architects
Pixel Building

48. Pixel Building by Studio505 #105architecturalinspirations

48. Pixel Building by Studio505 #105architecturalinspirations


The Pixel Building was designed by Studio505 and built by Grocon an Australian developer. This building is being used as a prototype to test design strategies. The vibrant colors of the facade create a fun and innovative structure. The design strategies create a high bar that we can all achieve in our designs.


This incredible structure uses colorful aluminum panels carefully positioned to keep heat from the sun out while letting natural light in. It uses plants along the facade to filter the building’s grey wastewater by removing nutrients from the water flowing through the filter system. It produces its own power through both wind turbines and solar panels, actually producing more power than it needs to operate. The vegetated roof insulates the structure as well as filtering stormwater. Rainwater is used inside the building for all the water demands. 


#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40. Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44. Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House 47. Madrona Residence