PMI Social Service
and Childminders Centre

Tomorrow Architects

France

2009

This façade is a strong signal, a reference-point in the city. The architectural project deceives the users, visitors and passers-by, proposing unexpected visual and sensory effects. Thus, the façade’s pattern of white-on-red lines develop into irregular moiré patterns. This small façade was also the opportunity to create an easily identifiable urban signal and to immerse in colour the young children who spend the day in this establishment.

Techniques:
The laminated tempered glass bears a pattern of random lines in relief on its outer surface.
Its colour was defined by the application a thin metallic golden yellow layer and its degree of transparency by the addition of a variable screen-printed clear enamel.

Features: glass façade
Design and execution: Atelier Emmanuel Barrois
Architect: Tomorrow Architects
Client: City of Paris