Gallery: New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

© Adagp photographe Noelle Hoeppe
The building's interior is, as its exterior, comprised of clean lines and minimal, carefully placed elements constructed of the local materials Safati referred to — largely wood, stone and rubber. The materials provide a depth of tone and texture to enhance the clean lines of the interior layout. Dividing structures through public areas are constructed from slatted wooden screens, maintaining the peaceful light and air-filled spaces.

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