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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Cite du Design by LIN

Great move of pushing into the ground plane and bridging the gap with walkways in the International Centre for Design in Saint-Etienne, France by LIN. Its material and siting really integrates into the plaza site, but the same material and siting make it very distinctly different from the context of the historical buildings. Inside, the scale switches from massive shell to hyperactive framing. Even though the building is massive, the scale of the triangular frame makes the skin feel much smaller.

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