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architectonic covers funda arkitektura   Over the last few years we have seen special and different ways to cover buildings. The shape of architecture itself has always formed the finished outline off a building. Nowadays, however, we separately have the building on the one hand, and the cover of the building, on the other.
Like the metal shirts designed by Paco Rabanne, covers should be designed to protect, cover, gather in or dress a building. A cover is not like the stiff metal jacket that encases a building like Guggenheim. On the contrary, it�s a flexible surface that plays off the body or building beneath. Architectonic Covers would just wrinkle up and slide to the ground if there were no content or function beneath because it�s the inside that gives shape to the outer skin.
A cover is dependent on a body. If the world of fashion centres on the human body, so too is the building the centrepiece of architecture. However, this building hasn�t required many of the elements normally used by architecture; so this expressionless inner building might come across as a function-system or naked body; but the relationship-play between the building just might create the new means of expression and a new richness of architecture.