L`Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris)

L’Institut du Monde Arabe, by Jean Nouvel, at Paris, France, 1987 to 1988.

On the 7th of April, went to visit the amazing building in Paris dedicated to the Institution of the Arabic World. The facade is made of hundreds of geometrical shapes configuring an Islamic pattern.

Each window as a mechanism with movements that changes considering the intensity of sun, and makes the all pattern also changes. The figures are planed almost like the inside (obliterator) an analogical Photo camera. 

But from the inside the ceiling is 9 floors high and the amazing thing is that 4 lifts in constant movement of carrying people up and down, makes the inside patterns looking like science fiction. 

“At Paris, France, built 1987 to 1988, a cultural center, mixed use, of frame, glass curtain wall, in a temperate, urban, plaza, near river area, in Modern style.”








Photo, patterned facade facing courtyard · L’Institut du Monde Arabe · Paris, France

Photo by Kevin Matthews © Kevin Matthews

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