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Bates Smart faces Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., with copper

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Architect: Bates Smart
Location: Washington D.C.
Completion Date: 2023

Much like Uluru—or Ayers Rock, a sandstone landmark in the Australian Outback—the hues on the faces of the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., change throughout the day. This homage to nature in the built environment is not the result of interplay between sandstone and sun though, but rather was re-created with treated copper panels.

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