Chi She / Archi-Union Architect

Chinese firm Archi-Union Architects has created a brick facade that seems to defy dimension, looking like some mysterious sci-fi force is ripping right through it.

Actually, the bricklaying part was done by robots, which were programmed to precisely position the pieces based on a computer-generated design. The result is an undulating, seemingly pixelated entrance that merges into a field of randomly perforated brickwork.

The interior is a bit more tame. The open-plan space under a wood ceiling and suspended lighting will be used for exhibitions, events, and workshops in the hip West Bund district of Shanghai, where a slew of old industrial buildings have been converted into galleries and cultural facilities — via Curbed

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