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

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On January 18, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,Recycled Materials | No Comments



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Inside, the space is airy and filled with daylight [6] 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 [7] – 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 [3] a gorgeous glow.

+ Vaillo + Irigaray [4]


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: http://inhabitat.com/ms-lounge-sports-a-forest-like-facade-of-recycled-plastic-tubes/vaillo-and-irigaray-ms-lounge-9/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/ms-lounge-sports-a-forest-like-facade-of-recycled-plastic-tubes/vaillo-and-irigaray-ms-lounge-2/?extend=1

[3] pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/porte-cochere-is-a-spiraling-prefab-pavilion-for-the-un-campus-in-nyc/

[4] Vaillo + Irigaray: http://www.vailloirigaray.com/

[5] recycled: http://inhabitat.com/category/recycled-materials/

[6] daylight: http://www.inhabitat.com/daylight

[7] wine bottles: http://inhabitat.com/intoxicating-recycled-wine-bottle-candles-make-great-green-gifts/

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