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Foundation Luis Vuitton – Paris, France

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Building: Foundation Luis Vuitton
Location: Paris France
Completion: 2014
Architect: Gehry Partners, Frank Gehry
General Contractor: VINCI Construction
MEP  and Civil Engineer: Setec Batiment

AE Interests: Gives the impression of movement with curved glass panels, no concrete pillars, steel girders protrude out at variety of angles, panels for the white blocks are white fiber reinforced concrete, glass saves energy with a silk filter printed on the panels (reflects half of the exterior light) supported by wooden beams, fastenings allow for movement, deep foundation accounts for overhangs and imbalances to wind

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Written by Annabel Cook

July 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Built

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