Category Archives: Architecture Models

Taststation Königliche Festung von Chinon

Royal Fortress of Chinon – 2015

Visitors of the fortress terrain are greeted at the entrance by a tactile orientation plan, made entirely of the stone-like material Corian©. The plan addresses both sighted and non-sighted visitors, explaining the site and architecture details. It was a particularly interesting task to manufacture the plan in multiple colours – using traditional techniques from the marquetry craft to work on the Corian. This material’s resistance is similar to stone, containing 70% bauxite, aluminium oxide and acrylic resin. It is naturally antibacterial and therefore a valuable material for plans in use outside. It is a gentle material, soft to touch and intensely colourful. However it is hard to manufacture. Read More

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Trévoux

Cultural Center La Passerelle – Trévoux – 2014

The cultural center “La Passerelle” opened on September 14, 2013 in Trévoux, a town north of Lyon. The Department of Architectural Heritage (CIA), following the idea of the Municipality of Dombes Saône Vallée, created a permanent exhibition on the city, its architectural roots and the surrounding landscape types . Read More

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Tastmodell Schloss Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The hall of the Estates-General from 1789, starting point for guided tours through the castle. The room now also serves as an exhibition venue for a large scale architectural model designed and realised by our Tactile Studio. The installation, which is 1.8m long, brings out the present architecture of the Palace as well as its layout at the center of the Park above the magnificent Grand Canal and the surrounding royal Bosquets Read More

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Tastmodell des Museums Quai Branly

Museum Quai Branly – Paris – 2013

Three objects on altuglas were conceived to facilitate the understanding of the museum building and its integration into the urban fabric. A site plan gives information about the immediate environment of the museum Quai Branly. A monochrome architectural model presents the building, its grass-covered facades and its garden. It particularly helps to understand that the form of the building itself embraces the space available between the surrounding buildings while fully respecting the urban planning and building standards. Read More

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Museum der Geschichte - Marseille

Musée d’Histoire – Marseille – 2013

An ambitious project with some 13 tactile stations showing sculptures, orientation plans and mobile objects, sensitively integrated into the scenography of the museum’s permanent collection. Among the objects shown are a model of Jerusalem, an armillary sphere and exact copies of findings from archeological excavation, reduced in scale.  Read More

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Tastmodell Merkurtempel Puy de Dôme

Temple for Mercury – Volcano Puy de Dôme – Clermont-Ferrand – 2011

The relics of the temple for Mercury on top of the volcano Puy-de-Dôme close to Clermont-Ferrand are among the best known roman archeological sites in France. The visitor’s information center explains findings from excavations in 1875 and in the beginning of the 20th century. Tactile Studio realised a figur of mercury as well as two tactile models of the ancient sanctuary.  They serve to better comprehend the site – how it looked like originally and how it will look again after planned reconstruction work. A dotted path mirrors the perspective of the pilgram who climbs up to the temple. Read More

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