Learning from the forest
Working directly with the architects to develop the solution, RMIG produced the final design from 700 m2 of aluminium, which incorporates a complex sequence of 3 mm and 7 mm wide perforated slots to create a repeating geometric pattern that runs seamlessly through the entire cladding.
Originally constructed in 1967 and officially known as the Résidence André de Gouveia, named after the sixteenth century Portuguese education reformer, the Maison du Portugal provides accommodation for 170 students and is one of 39 buildings, within the City of Paris International University, which is dedicated to hosting overseas students, researchers and visiting academics. Architects Vincent Parreira and Antonio Virga designed the refurbishment scheme, which not only includes the new exterior cladding, but also the renovation of the building's interior cultural areas together with a 100 seat theatre and an adjacent exhibition hall.
All Pictures: Maison du Portugal, Paris
Architects: Vincent Parreira and Antonio Virga
Design year: 2007
|Colors||gold / brass|
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