Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Pink Bar in Paris, France by Jakob+MacFarlane
November 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Jakob+MacFarlane
The bar is a new project, built inside the volume of previously housing the cloakroom and restrooms. This new ‘Pink’ space, as second generation project, is conceived as a resultant element based on the same grid of the original restaurant project. Instead of deforming the grid to create the surfaced volumes, we instead carved out a resultant volume from a 3D matrix of 40 cubic centimetres, a micro division of the original building grid at the Centre Pompidou. This matrix is built from 10mm aluminium sheets using laser cutting technology.
JAKOB + MACFARLANE
Dominique Jakob born in FRANCE, received her degree in art history at the Université de Paris 1 (1990) before obtaining her degree in architecture from the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin (1991). She has held teaching positions at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in 1998–99 and at the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin since 1994.
Brendan MacFarlane born in NEW ZEALAND, received his B.Arch degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (1984), and his M.Arch degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1990). He has held teaching positions at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London (1996–98), at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris (1998–99), at SCI-Arc (2006) and at various other schools.
Jakob+MacFarlane is an architectural firm based in Paris, France. Its work explores digital technology both as a conceptual consideration and as a means of fabrication, using new materials as a possibility to create a more flexible, responsive and immediate environment.
Main projects to date include the T House at la Garenne Colombes, Paris, France (1998), Restaurant Georges at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (2000), the reconstruction of the Theatre of Pont-Audemer, France (1999–2000), the Florence Loewy Books by Artists Bookshop in 2001, Maison H project in 2001, the Communication Center for Renault in 2004; the Maxime Gorki theatre in 2004, the Fondation Ricard 2007 and the Docks of Paris project, which includes a fashion and design center, three buildings for the 100 Apartments project in Paris, in 2008 and The Orange Cube, Cardinal Headquarters and RBC Showroom in Lyon in 2010.
Current projects include the Euronews Headquarters in Lyon, the new FRAC Architecture Exhibition Center in Orléans, a Dance and Music Conservatory in Noisy-le-Sec and the Swiss Cultural Center in Paris. Jakob+MacFarlane regularly participate in invited competitions and recently won first honourable mention of the International Taïpei Performing Arts Center Competition, Taiwan.
Their projects have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2003), SFMOMA (San Francisco, 2004), the Museum of Architecture (Moscow, 2000), Artists Space (New York, 2003), Carnegie Melon (USA, 2001), the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2004), at the MOCA in LA (Skin+Bones exhibition), the Pompidou Center, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal (Paris), and at the Orléans/ArchiLab International Architectural Exhibitions and Conferences (1999, 2001, 2003) and a personal exhibition at the FRAC of Orléans in 2005. Jakob + MacFarlane were among the architects selected by France for the 2002 Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the International 2004 selection as well as 2008.