For the month of February our Campus users went on a scavenger hunt. A discovery of a beautiful structure with complex details. The beautiful mega structure we were looking for was Fondation Louis Vuitton. Many of you got it right.
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Looking at the very first sketches by Frank Gehry for Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new museum of contemporary art near Paris, the challenge of the endeavour is apparent.
The museum is covered by glass sails, supported on stainless steel mullions upon a structural-steel and glulam main frame. The 12 sails form a cloudlike collection of canopies over the museum, with numerous curves and angles that reflect the surrounding trees and the Paris skyline. Read the full case study here.
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