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.
Hippodrome Longchamp in Paris by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
January 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
The project is part of the existing green spaces, a spontaneous continuity between nature and buildings, between what existed and what have been designed. This led us to the use of elements inspired by organic forms, that become architecture.
The poetic chalices of the stands, that remind of the convolvulus flower, creates plays of light and shadow through the corollas, underlining the design of the project. Architectural “flowers” that protect from the sun during the day and illuminate the interior spaces during the night.
These sculptures allow to enjoy the unique location of the racecourse, offering open spaces with panoramic views of the equestrian activities and the cityscape of Paris.
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Category: Public Landscapes