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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Today's archidose #358

Here are a few shots of the Cité du Design in Saint-Étienne, France by LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi. The building opened on the first of October. LIN was featured previously on this web page for their design of Saint-Nazaire Alvéole 14 in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Cité du design

Cité du design

Cité du design

Cité du design

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  1. Looks like a fun building!

    Are those roof vents, or just something done just to break the plane?

  2. hey, is this like a diagrid structure?? does it reduce the material required for construction in anyway??

  3. Oh, so now I see where David Adjaye got his dynamic argyles when he proposed the design for Washington DC's Francis Gregory Library.
    See #8

    and Phillip Kennicott

    "If Adjaye's ideas prevail, the new structure will be a shining box, with a lattice of diamond-shaped windows and reflective glass, and a large overhanging roof cut open to allow light to flood in," Philip Kennicott writes.

    Or are argyles "in the air" since Michelle Obama wore Junya Watanabe's dynamic argyle patterned cardigan sweaters globally?

  4. Joe - Zooming in on the first image reveals that those are roof vents.

    Atul - Not sure if diagrid is accurate here, or just good 'ol spaceframe. Either way, it should be saving on materials for structure.


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