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Teflon CloudThe massive scale of the Arche is most obvious in its atrium, which hosts a parasitic stretched Teflon mesh called The Cloud. This portion of the building was an afterthought added to the project once Paul Andreau took over the project. The innovative awning allows wind and light to permeate, while shielding visitors from the elements. This seemingly cloudlike structure is fastened by tensioned cables which clutches onto the building’s façade, and whose figure appears alien like among the sharp contours of the Grande Arche. (from Archdaily)

Teflon Cloud
The massive scale of the Arche is most obvious in its atrium, which hosts a parasitic stretched Teflon mesh called The Cloud. This portion of the building was an afterthought added to the project once Paul Andreau took over the project. The innovative awning allows wind and light to permeate, while shielding visitors from the elements. This seemingly cloudlike structure is fastened by tensioned cables which clutches onto the building’s façade, and whose figure appears alien like among the sharp contours of the Grande Arche. (from Archdaily)

Gherkin rising 30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as “the Gherkin” and previously the Swiss Re Building) is a skyscraper in London’s main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on a street called St Mary Axe, on the site of the former Baltic Exchange, which was extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA. (From Wikimedia) Foster and Partners 2003.

Gherkin rising
30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as “the Gherkin” and previously the Swiss Re Building) is a skyscraper in London’s main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on a street called St Mary Axe, on the site of the former Baltic Exchange, which was extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA. (From Wikimedia) Foster and Partners 2003.

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