Right between beaubourg museum and the paris city hall Strong architectural concept mixing up old Parisian wood facade and classical venetian terrazzo, the project assumes raw wood panel to create bespoke furniture associated to Marie Sixtine DNA.
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“This outer area is converted into a glass atrium protecting from the urban dust,” said Samyn and Partners. “It covers the principal entrance as well as a new lantern-shaped volume incorporating the conference rooms.” The transparent walls that wrap around the new northeast corner of the building comprise a patchwork of 3,750 recycled wooden window frames procured from renovation or demolition sites across Europe.
Special emphasis is given to the construction detail and the identity of the special features of the space (lighting, graphics, etc) that complete the design. The graphics, which were exclusively studied for this particular space, enhance and simultaneously unify aesthetically and dynamically the two spaces, ground floor and loft.
The collection – finished by her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects – references mid-century furniture through its use of wood rather than Hadid’s typical material of choice, clear acrylic. Walnut, chosen for its colour, is curved into Hadid’s famous fluid and sinuous lines. The designer aimed to create sturdy pieces that appear lightweight.
An “arch brace” is a curved piece of wood that acts as a secondary fixing to strengthen the structure. A series of arch braces in their purest application have been used to create the chair’s minimal form negating the need for a cross structure making it lighter, leaner and allowing the curved seat pan to appear to float in the middle of the frame.