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Windshape – Lacoste, France

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Building: Windshape
Location: Lacoste, France
Architects: nArchitects & SCAD
Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Partners); Daniela Zimmer (Project Architect)
Completed: Summer 2006 Installation
Fabricatiors: nArchitects & SCAD students

AEInterests: The structure is made of white plastic pipes with white polypropylene string threaded between all of them. The combinations of these materials allows the building to flex and move with the wind while performing as a kind of wind instrument through the structure.

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Written by Thanos Metaxas

September 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Built

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