NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france
 
NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france
jul 23, 2014

NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france


NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france
all images courtesy of NAS architect

 

 

 

NAS architecture‘s ‘breath box’ is a pavilion built for the 2014 festival des architectures vives in france. facing the horizon of the sea, a series of reflective panels placed along the main wall of the structure not only replicates the tumbling waves, but also transforms the water through its own attributes. the recomposed mirrors supported by rows of horizontal bars begin to deform as they interact with the natural elements and the senses. the wind comes to lift and pull the shimmering modules, providing a duality between the visual experience and reflection of the ripples. this allows occupants to to physically feel and visually observe the environment around them. here, they have the ability to touch the wooden slats that shine warm rays of light into the enclosure as they feel gusts of air swirl around them among the sounds and smells of the shoreline. the installation therefore provides an immediate and changing experience that creates a colorful mosaic of la grande motte’s picturesque landscape.

 


video courtesy of NAS architecture

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
a rediscovery for each occupant

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
a new vision of the horizon

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
the inside offers a different reflection

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
views of the wooden slats are mirrored throughout the interior

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
distortion of light through wood and mirrors

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
distortion of the environment

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
the hidden horizon reveals another view

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
visitors walking up the steps through the entry

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
above the rocks, in front of the sea

nas architecture breath box la grande motte france
the façade is constantly changing 

NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france
axonometric drawing

NAS architecture pavilion activates senses along shoreline of france
exploded structural axon

 

 

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