Foundation Louis Vuitton – Paris – 2015

The Louis Vuitton Foundation wished to make their stunning building accessible to all – particularly to the visually impaired people. The famous building by American architect Frank Gehry takes the form of a sailboat’s sails inflated by the wind. Among the many particularities of the architecture is the near impossibility to visually dissociate the outside envelope of the building from its exterior volumes.

Tactile Studio therefore conceived a tool for visitors to discover the building in a progressive manner: first, a model shows the building as a whole, then the building without its envelope of “sails”, and, finally, the building in transverse section. This project was realised in partnership with Mathilde Jolivet Martin, an accessibility consultant.

Following this first collaboration Louis Vuitton ordered us twelve lit 3D model of the building and its enveloppe. They are now displayed in their stores worldwide.

Interior: 3 tactile architecture models

Exterior : 4 orientation plans and bas-reliefs

Materials: Corian, PMMA, HD polyurethane foam, UV resins.

 

 

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