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Manny / Tétrarc

  • 01:00 - 18 February, 2010
Manny / Tétrarc
Manny / Tétrarc, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +13

From the architect. French Photographer Stéphane Chalmeau shared with us "Manny", a  project by Tétrarc.

The building is located in Nantes, France, in a creative arts district behind the Courthouse. The project is an initiative by the Coupechoux Design Group in partnership with Nantes developer Axel Colin, and will provide a space for architecture and creative arts businesses, while open to the city and the neighborhood trough a public showroom on the ground floor, hosting exhibits, conferences and other events

The chaotic aluminium skin protects the interior by filtering the direct sunlight, creating a dynamic facade that changes during the day with different reflections.

More photos after the break.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Manny / Tétrarc" 18 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/44427/manny-te%25cc%2581trarc/>
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17 Comments

猫Q菌 · October 23, 2014

italy pavilion in EXPO 2015

Arab Architect · June 11, 2012

Interesting design
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Fey Stanton · May 17, 2012

This project seems like a coordination nightmare.

Keith Conrad · May 16, 2012

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SungHoon · August 19, 2010

good ~! Manny / Tétrarc | ArchDaily http://t.co/iQZPUAp via @archdaily

Raquel · June 18, 2010

To me, it seems like someone just puke over the building.

f · March 01, 2010

the real 'bird nests' :)

thompouce · February 26, 2010

I visited this building few weeks ago, and did not like it so much
first, this façade looks really light on the photos, if you visit you actually see the underneath structure wich is really heavy (my opinion) it looks like a lot of efforts for a arguable esthetic.
Second, no logic of the relation between the inside (very simple and, I have to recognize, elegant and the outside that is only a show off).

t · February 22, 2010

What kind of material that you use for that reflective floor?

Esco · February 22, 2010

I find this building a bit attractive, however my only opinion is that you have a common building and you sort of.... put a skin on top of it to make it attractive and appealing. I really would like to know what is the idea behind the skin of the building.. yes, I know it filters sunlight throughout the day, but what is the main idea? Also, some plans and sections would do nice..just saying.

Other than that, the aluminum skin is very chaotic, so I think it attracts the eye right away from someone standing outside, but on the inside the view to the outside must be depressing.

Nicholas Patten · February 20, 2010

Unique: Manny. http://bit.ly/9IyI85

minyoung · February 20, 2010

me likey

john · February 19, 2010

what I find impressive about this is the coordination to construct this . Conceptually the facade reminds me the asymptote hotel, an elaborate brise soliel covering a coventional homogeneous floor plan. The last stand of creativity the facade. opinions?

Martin · February 19, 2010

I think the building is like the Beijing Bird's Nest but after a windstorm.

far · February 28, 2010 02:29 PM

totally agree with martin :)

jeison · February 19, 2010

I am not an architect so I want to ask a question: how will this façade look in a coulple of years? Is it a strong structure to appear nice over the years?

john · February 19, 2010 08:21 PM

I imagine It will probably look the same? shouldnt get stained in this region of france.
Or are you inferring that it will go out of fashion? even so it will still "look" the same, maybe people have a different interpretation of it...

ballistamagazine · February 19, 2010

I personally find this building incredibly attractive, especially when contrasted with the simplicity and sincerity of the industrial sawtooth in the initial photograph. It sounds like the program of the building is great as well, as it "will provide a space for architecture and creative arts businesses, while open to the city and the neighborhood trough a public showroom on the ground floor, hosting exhibits, conferences and other events". One thing that has been nagging me though: what is that opening in the floor? In some perspectives it looks like a glorified control joint, in others a linear diffuser, in still others something altogether unrelated. Any insight?

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