Yuka Yoneda

MS Lounge Sports a Forest-Like Facade of Recycled Plastic Tubes

by , 01/18/11



Vaillo + Irigaray, vaillo and irigaray, ms lounge, recycled materials, green design, green architecture, eco architecture, recycled facade, green facade, recycled plastic, green building

Inside, the space is airy and filled with daylight streaming from a strategically-placed skylight. The cement floor and thin, metal poles that hold up the roof give the interior a monochromatic, industrial look that is complemented by the poppy green of the reeds outside. In the center of the room, a chunk of the floor has been covered with what appears to be a carpet of crushed green wine bottles – a creative element that adds a lot of sparkle, especially since it’s encased in glass as if it’s Kryptonite.

“The organizational scheme is due to similar patterns of micro-structures, more in line with geometric patterns of liquid and/or aerosols than Cartesian structures,” say the architects of their design. At night, light filters through the plastic “reeds” from within, giving the pavilion a gorgeous glow.

+ Vaillo + Irigaray

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