Paper Cloud

Paper Cloud

Architect
Katagiri Architecture+Design
Location
Montpellier, France | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Exhibitions
KAD

Paper masonry absorbing the gentle daylight of Montpelier. The structure interacts differently to the stone courtyard as the sun moves

Katagiri Architecture+Design as Architects

Paper Cloud elaborates a space of illusion and delusion.

photo_credit KAD
KAD

This phenomenal environment is filled with light and shadow by reflecting various colors in different time. Visitors are responding to these sequential changes through the tactile sense, and their bodies are linked to the space as a part of it.

photo_credit KAD
KAD


Paper Cloud is composed of about 2,000 pieces of plastic laminated paper rings assembled without any bolts and glues but simply slotting into each other. This simply assembled monochromatic paper structure contrasts with the massiveness of the stone pavement and walls in the courtyard. However once stepping into inside, this cloud like structure merges with light and disappears its existence like bubbles.

photo_credit KAD
KAD


The intangible experience will expose delusion of expression and awake their emotion by the illusion.

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