Department of Islamic Arts at Louvre

Detta projektet påminner mig om mitt eget examensarbete som jag gjorde för ett antal år sedan när jag slutförde mina arkitekturstudier. / This project reminds me of my own diploma project that I made a several years ago when I finished my architectural studies.

Departementet för islamisk konst vid Cour Visconti, Louvren, är ritat av Mario Bellini och Rudy Ricciotti /Designed by Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti.

Excerpts from Dezeen:

Tessellated glass triangles create the self-supporting curves of the roof and are sandwiched between two sheets of anodized aluminium mesh to create a golden surface both inside and out. 

Beneath the roof, two exhibition floors accommodate over 2500 works by Islamic artists from the seventh to the nineteenth century. 

Glass facades surround the galleries at ground floor level, so visitors can look out at the surrounding architecture, while the underground galleries are filled with artworks that are sensitive to light.

The layout of the galleries is designed as a loop, which connects with the existing routes of the museum and encourages visitors to enter the new wing.

Department of Islamic Arts

Photograph by Philippe Ruault.

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Department of Islamic Arts

Photographs 2-8 by Antoine Mongodin.

Department of Islamic Arts at Louvre by Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti

Sektion igenom gården. / Section through the courtyard.

Via Dezeen.

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