Origami Building, Paris
On the avenue façade, the architects imagined dressing out the windows with an origami arrangement of marble panels, to express elegance and modernity. The panels are composite, a film of marble mounted on a twin layer of glass. This second skin is translucent and acts as a breast wall to ensure privacy as well as filter daylight, creating a soft interior atmosphere.
Marble folds create a vibration along the 30 meter-long front. At both ends, in continuity with the façades of neighboring buildings, the origami becomes calmer and flattens out. But in the central part it forms a delicate bas-relief.
This article originally appeared in manuelle-gautrand.com