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L'observatoire / CLP Architects

  • 01:00 - 16 July, 2012
L'observatoire / CLP Architects
L'observatoire / CLP Architects, © Jeremías González
© Jeremías González

© Jeremías González © Jeremías González © Jeremías González © Jeremías González + 16

Text description provided by the architects. This project, realized for the Archi<20 competition, consisted on proposing a pavilion of 20 m2 floor space to be constructed in a protected natural area in Muttersholtz, Alsace. 

With a limited budget of 7000 Euro, the commission allowed us to seek for a precise and careful architecture. In this sense, our first intention was to create a building that could offer an experience of varied possibilities, using the least materials and formal recourses. 

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This intention is translated into a structural system that performs various tasks: the possibility of light, shadow, ventilation and also to provide temporal storage space.

© Jeremías González
© Jeremías González

Our second intention was to conceive an architecture that could enhance and diversify the relationship between the visitor of the pavilion and the surrounding environment. 

© Jeremías González
© Jeremías González

The pavilion, then, performs as a medium that is both reduced and enhanced into an optical device. In an economic sense, the structure permits an open-plan interior, similar to a theatre stage: The interior space is reconstructed again and again with each visitor.

© Jeremías González
© Jeremías González

Seen from the exterior, the pavilion tends to disappear: in the ambiguous nature of its formal limits, a seemingly ordinary object is revealed as a complex interplay of light, images, people and objects. The visitor is invited to reflect on this uneasiness.

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Cite: "L'observatoire / CLP Architects" 16 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/253392/lobservatoire-clp-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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