NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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The architects used an interesting technique pioneered by Ned Kahn, whose buildings boast kinetic façades made up of tiny flaps that move with the wind and produce gorgeous wave-like motions. They built a cabin with a seaside façade made up of 345 plates of polished steel that reflect the horizon in a distorted way, while from the inside, visitors can see bits and pieces of the landscape, depending on the wind strength.

Related: UN Studio’s Scaly SOHO Hailun Plaza Tower Looks Like a Living, Breathing Organism

The cabin itself is built from charred fir that is varnished to achieve the black appearance. The Breath Box was one of seven structures built for the Festival des Architecture Vives in La Grande Motte. The theme of this year’s festival was “sensuality”.

+ NAS Architecture

+ Festival des Architecture Vives

Images by Paul Kozlowski

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