Okabé Media Facade


Okabé Media Facade
Paris, 2010


Observatoire 1


Technical feasibility – from sketch to quotes


Augmented Architecture


The requirements for the Media Facade were to deliver sketches all the way  to detail drawings along with their technical feasibility —to be delivered in 2 months.

The challenge was to create the most transparent artistic structure to give light to the offices located behind, while satisfying the environmental quality required by the local officials and respect the architecture of the building. The visual animation of the facade interacts with the wind through a sensor. The rhythm of the animation is never the same.

Program: Biggest media facade project in France | Estimated budget : € 1,000,000
Task achieved for the company Observatoire 1 | Architect: Valode & Pistre | Client: Altarea