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Facade: a calling card of a building

by Editor Miro Susta 
Edited and published the 28th of October 2022 by Yvette Depaepe


The façade is the dressing of a building, it gives the building a characteristic appearance.

'Windows Windows Windows' by Stefan Nielsen


The combination of both protection, colours and a stylistic impression makes the selection of the appropriate façade an important point in any architectural undertaking.


'Greece' by Markus Auerbach


In modern architecture, it is becoming more and more important. Along with roofs, facades are among the most stressed elements of the building.


'Hidden windows' by Miro Susta


I have always been fond of photographing buildings and their facades. In this article you will both find facade pictures from excellent 1x photographers as well as from my 1x gallery.


'Lost Summer' by Hans-Wolfgang Hawerkamp


Diverse historical periods and numerous continents, countries and towns are set to present architectural facades styles that have gained love and popularity in their respective areas.


Strong rain' by Reiko kiri


Throughout history, in addition to the architectural style, both façade design, also the façade cladding has changed.
Did you know that from the beginning of architecture, the façade only designated to the main face side, also called the show side of the building? The focus has always been on the front of the building, which faces the urban space. The other sides of the building were usually kept simpler for budgetary reasons.


'Hawa Mahal' by Rana Jabeen


Façades have been used to enhance buildings for centuries. A high-quality and attractive façade forms the first impression and speaks for its inhabitants.


'Façade' by Giulioc Pad


In the 20th and 21st centuries, the term façade was no longer used to describe only the front of the building, but also the less representative part of the building.


'Green façade' by Miro Susta


It is possible to distinguish signs that are caused by the facade fashion trends of a certain period.


'cowhouse by Gilbert Claes


These styles include all palace styles: baroque, rococo, gothic, classical, functional, and other popular styles, and trends which have left a strong mark on world culture, which also means that it is still actual in our time.


'Window Façade' by Miro Susta



'The day nothing happened' by Piet Flour



'3x3' by Francesco Del Santo



'Staggered surfaces' by Greetje van Son


Wooden facades are popular for their appearance and natural texture - constructed for many hundreds of years. However, conventional wooden facades are prone to rot or insect infestation.


'Little boxes' by Linda Wride



'Old House Façade' by Miro Susta


Glass facades are more and more widely used in modern construction, they are increasingly contributing to the skyline of today's cities.


'It’s just an illusion' by Fabiola Amidei


Glass has become an ideal material for building envelopes, whether it is part of a façade structure or forms a thin suspended façade that is installed on the outside wall of a building, as it offers several advantages.


'Refreshing ventilation' by Gilbert Claes


The special laminated glazing used on the facades provides protection from wind and falls and reduces noise from the outside world and very often produces beautiful reflections.


'two front sides in a single one…' by Gilbert Claes



'A light at the window' by Chris Hamilton


We must not forget window and balcony facades, which are very popular and widespread all over the world.


'Saturday Afternoon' by Andreas Agazzi


To create a harmonious overall impression, it is good to have a unified concept for the whole building.


'Several colors' by Theo Luycx


The facade as such should be in harmony with the other elements of the building, not excluding the windows and balconies.


'Facade' by Arnon Orbach


Here, a lot depends on whether the windows are wooden or plastic. In general, natural shades of brown, ochre or white are more suited to wooden windows or plastic windows that have a wood motif.


'Facade' by Arnon Orbach


Really contrasting colours, such as light green, or different pastel shades can also be chosen to go with colourful frames.


'1 Line Missing' by Nick van Dijk


White windows go with pretty much any colour, such as modern green.


'Matrix' by Tomás San Andrés


We must not forget the facades of houses and buildings designed and built at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Here are some selected examples.


'Old House Facade' by Miro Susta



'Stairs-Manhatan New York' by Arnon Orbach



'Old House Window Facade' by Miro Susta


Basically, the façade is an important visual calling card of a building, and it plays a major role in shaping its appearance.
However, as already stated in this article, its function goes far beyond the visual design.


'Simplicity with yellow frames' by Inge Schuster


In general, warm colours such as light green, yellow, orange, blue are inviting, while cold colours such as darker green and blue are rather distancing. However, other factors also play a role in house facades. The size and location of the house/building, as well as the amount of sunlight, contribute to the overall appearance of the façade.

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Susi PRO
Que artículo tan interesante!!! Que imágenes tan bonitas, me encanta la composición tan creativa!! Felicidades Miro!!!
Muchas gracias Susi
Yi Pan PRO
Very interesting article and many things that I learned.
Many thanks Yi Pan
An interesting article about facades. Thank you both Mrs Depaepe and Mr Susta.
Many thanks for your appreciation Giulic.
Great images, patterns and abstract looks, congrats to all.
Many thanks Chris.
Beautiful shots , congratulations to all photographers
Thank you Anita
It is such an enjoyment to read this article and admire the beauty in the facades, thanks to all the amazing photographers! A beautiful collection and magazine, thank you very much Miro!
In name of all photographers I thank you very much for your wonderful words dear Yanyan. Great to know that you enjoyed to read the article.
Thank you for appreciation
Very nice to see how everyone manages to make the facade of a building interesting. And for me it was also a great surprise to see one of my images selected. Thank you very much dear Yvette and Miro Susta. It makes me a little less sad and inconsolable moment that I am linving...
Dear Fabiola we thank you very much for your heartbreaking words of appreciation, we are happy to see that you do like it and wish you all the best. Continue with your excellent photo work.
A wonderful exhibition of some truly delicacy pieces of architecture facades ! Many thanks for realizing to Miro and Yvette !
Great thanks for your nice appreciation dear Marcel.
Stunning work everyone, loved them all!
Many thanks Wayne, nice to see that you love the photos.
Thank you so much
always interesting to discover the diversity of approaches of a single theme. compliments to team and participants
Many thanks for your compliments dear Piet.
Thank you..much appreciated
Grazie mille questo bellissimo articolo. Da guardare tante volte.
Prego, cara Izabella, sono felice di vedere che ti piace.
Very nice of you Miro and truly appreciated - thank you very much indeed!
Many thank for your appreciation Andreas.
Hi Miro. You;v done a great job, to show these series of facades. Love them all! Thank you so much for addding one of my pictures among them.
Thank you very much for your very nice words of appreciation dear Greetje, I am glad to see that you like it.
Fantastic presentation of this wonderful images!
Many thanks for your nice praise dear Gabrielle.
Thank you very much for presenting us with such a beautiful and careful work of photography and composition of facades, one of my passions. Congratulations on the work and the selection Yvette and Miro. And also my most sincere congratulations to all the chosen artists 👏👏
Many thanks for your great words of appreciation dear Mabel. I am happy to see that you like it.
Thanks or your kind comment, dear Mabel !
Thank you so much
Thank you Miro and Yvette for including my image. Kind regards.
You are always most welcome Theo.
Our pleasure, Theo ;-)
Thank you Miro and Yvette for including my image in this wonderful presentation of impressive facade images and the article. Congratulations to all. Warm regards
Thank you very much for your praise dear Rana, your lovely photos are always appreciated.
Thanks a lot, dear Rana !
Ottima presentazione e argomento. Bellissima scelta delle immagini. Complimenti cari Miro e Yvette
Grazie molte per le belle parole di apprezzamento, cara Francesca.
Thank you, dear Francesca!
Appreciate very much the article with the beautiful facades of the different times and functions! It gives me some basic knowledge and opens my eyes! Thanks a lot!
Many thanks dear Wanghan, I am glad to see that you like it.
Dear Miro & Yvette, thanks so giving "Facade" such a great presentation. It is a subject close to my heart. Many thanks for including some of my images in this beautiful gallery. Deeply appreciated. Have a good weekend.
Many thank Arnon for your kind words of appreciation.
Thanks from me too, dear Arnon ;-)