Architect Rudy Ricciotti’s request was as precise as it was poetic: the façade had to evoke “a dust-strewn moon”. In collaboration with the Agency R.Rocciotti, we started by developing organic pattern, before confronting them to the technical constraints that are the reality of any such project. To transcribe a natural effect, we tried preserving as many combinations as possible by reproducing the pattern in eight different formats capable of covering the building with a lace-like graphics of alternating cell shapes.
Date : 

May 2013


Location : 

Marseille


Client : 

Vinci


Architect (Mucem creators) : 

Rudy Ricciotti and Roland Carta


Engineering : 

L-Ring et SICA


Co-graphic design facade : 

Joran Briand x Etienne Vallet


Photography : 

Lisa Ricciotti et Olivier Amsellem