bureau betak tranforms musee rodin gardens for dior paris show
 
bureau betak tranforms musee rodin gardens for dior paris show bureau betak tranforms musee rodin gardens for dior paris show
feb 27, 2014

bureau betak tranforms musee rodin gardens for dior paris show

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
all images courtesy of bureau betak

 

 

 

to house the christian dior spring/summer 2014 runway show set in the prestine gardens of the musée rodin, paris-based creative agency bureau betak has designed a gaudi-esque, smooth white sanctuary for the couture showcase. the exterior skin of the structure is clad in a neon, orange reflective façade — an abrupt juxtaposition to the serene, manicured landscape that surrounds it. welcoming visitors through gold-tinted doors, the edifice at once presents an unlikely scheme to its encompassing landscape and its interior program; a carved, cocoon-like refuge using but one color — white — contains the intimate high-fashion catwalk. subtly sculpted curves have been hand made by artisans, who have dug each sensual contour into slender columns, seats, a runway and walls. complex forms and geometry comprise the entire arrangement, as layers upon layers of sleek silhouettes equate to stacked seating systems, and narrow beams rise to the ceiling pierced by skylights reminiscent of organic forms.

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
forms reminiscent of antoni gaudí-style architecture envelop views at the show

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
sensual curves and stacked silhouettes surround the space

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
the vast white expanse housed the christian dior show

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
seating units have been carved by hand

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
beams connect to the ceiling, where sunlight allows natural light into the space

bureau betak clads musee rodin in orange mirrors for dior
the entryway, where models enter the catwalk

bureau-betak-clads-musee-rodin-in-orange-mirrors-for-diorbureau-betak-clads-musee-rodin-in-orange-mirrors-for-dior-designboom-08
a model on the catwalk

 

 


dior haute couture spring-summer 2014 set
video courtesy of christian dior
  • Self parody? Why does the catwalk resemble something straight out of “Who Are You, Polly Magoo?”

    anton says:
  • What did they do with all that beautiful hand-carved work after?

    amytropolis says:
  • Very nice although I wouldn’t wear their clothes I think they found something out of making such a structure.

    OMolo says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
491,175 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample