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Breath Box La Grande Motte

Contemporary Pavilion in Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon, southern France design by NAS architecture

4 Aug 2014

Breath Box in La Grande Motte

Breath Box – activates senses for the Festival of Lively Architecture along shoreline of La Grande Motte France

Design: NAS architecture

The main wall of “Breath Box” is reflective, facing the horizon. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, it transforms by its own attributes. The wind comes lift the many reflective modules, providing a duality between visual experience and reflection ripple.

Breath Box in La Grande Motte

“Breath Box” allows to distinguish, to see the wind passage, not only feel but apprehend physically. The recomposed mirror is deformed under the influence of wind, making them interact with the natural elements and the senses. The experiment continues inside the pavilion. That shelters made of burnt wood plays with our senses.

Breath Box La Grande Motte

A light effect is taking place throughout the day, accentuated by the movement of the mirrors. The sensuality described here is to be taken at the level of visual accomplishment. The pleasure of following the passage of fluctuating, pulsating wind, creating a mosaic of city landscape, grande-motte color.

Breath Box in La Grande Motte

“Breath Box” therefore provides immediate and changing experience. You cannot escape, as you wander seafront to the attraction of these changing facets that offer a variety of different pictures.

Breath Box in La Grande Motte – Building Information

Prizes: Public award / Jury award 2014
Project name: Breath Box
Localisation: La Grande Motte, a commune in the Hérault département, Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France
Client: Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
Architects: NAS architecture (Hadrien BALALUD DE SAINT JEAN, Guillaume GIRAUD, Johan LAURE)
Project Area : 20 sqm
Delivery date: June 2014

Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI ©photoarchitecture photoarchitecture

Breath Box in La Grande Motte images / information received from NAS architecture

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Location: La Grande Motte, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France, western Europe

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