Cloud Signed Starck (2014) Montpellier (France)

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A CLOUD

with Roxim, renowned designer signs a gem, avenue Raymond-Dugrand.

This is an ambitious project. flamboyant truly. Philippe Starck, renowned designer, sign in Montpellier, avenue Raymond-Dugrand, a totally unexpected work. architecturally unique. This will even the first of its kind in France that he will realize.
After recently scratched two beautiful projects, Osaka, in Japan, and Bilbao, in Spain. French designer will erect, right next to the future water mirror, facing the RBC building by Jean Nouvel, The cloud, a set designed by the developer Montpellier Roxim.aA ith Roxim, renowned designer signs a gem, avenue Raymond-Dugrand. This is an ambitious project. flamboyant truly. Philippe Starck, renowned designer, sign in Montpellier, avenue Raymond-Dugrand, a totally unexpected work. architecturally unique. This will even the first of its kind in France that he will realize.
After recently scratched two beautiful projects, Osaka, in Japan, and Bilbao, in Spain. French designer will erect, right next to the future water mirror, facing the RBC building by Jean Nouvel, The cloud, a set designed by the developer Montpellier Roxim.

Airbags ETFE envelop a second skin of this new equipment 3 000 m2 located in the district of Port Marianne, Montpellier. Designed by Philippe Starck and called "cloud", R + 4 building houses a sports and aquatic center, and various services : a microcrèche, medical offices, a bar and restaurant and a few shops. Open every day of the year, he embodies a new social space, where the search for transparency and comfort expressed in the facades. They develop R + R + 1 to 4 in a double skin principle, The ground floor itself being punctuated by large windows, practiced in the primary structure in raw concrete formwork and wood stamping.

PHILIPPE STARCK

Philippe Starck, born the 18 January 1949 in Paris, is a designer and interior designer French. Known both for its interior decorations for his productions in series of consumer good and industrial design, Philippe Starck has known for years 1980 a international.Il successfully designed including Olympic flame torch Winter Olympics 1992 Albertville.

Philippe Starck on a Cloud in Montpellier
It is an architectural effervescence in Montpellier : after the town hall by Jean Nouvel and the high school scratched Massimilano Fuksas, Here the building “Cloud” designed by Philippe Starck. A conceptual place that mix sports club and new expectations of urban. The operation, a cost of 10 M€, should eventually generate sixty jobs. Work should begin in March 2013 for September delivery 2014.




it's a solid concrete structure, but totally wrapped in a plastic envelope,
where flows of forced air 700 bars. And that is what gives it this amazing look !

Blowing unit and dehumidification

The cushions are permanently powered by dehumidified air and blown at a pressure of 250 Pa by pipes 45 mm. A unique drying system and tunnel serves all. In case of tearing of one of the cushions, the stability of others is not questioned, because the incoming air flow remains higher than that of the air escaping.
The cushions are listed on a freestanding metal frame, fully supported on the floor of the first floor. Presenting to overhang the order of 2 m, the upper floors do here that support the horizontal forces of the book. The sliding bearings are formed on the slab edge through fasteners slots. The metal frame is constituted by square tubes, from 140 mm side, whose steel thickness, however, fluctuates 4 at 12,5 mm depending on the efforts to resume. On this fishnet, bolted aluminum profiles with joints in Nakanprene type of rubber covers and pressure plates, that can pinch the cushions on all their perimeter and achieve airtightness and water.
Representing a third of the weight of a glass facade, ETFE membrane permits material savings on the whole building structure and generates a substantial saving of the order of 40 at 60 % the subtotal of a glass work.


padded membrane

The uniqueness of this package is mainly based on its outer skin evoking the upholstery of a seat with the fabric would be maintained by buttons. The volume of the membrane is obtained by the assembly of diamond-shaped cushions, or triangles for edge elements, and the alternation of opaque boxes that seem to bite the envelope on a secondary steel structure. These elements are also used as front firefighters access, Smoke frame or fresh air intake.
The lay cushions allows varying sizes and shapes, thus participating in the visual animation of the building. The biggest cushion, which is located on the north face, measured 18 m wide 6,5 m high. Each consists of three plastic films of different thicknesses : an outer film and another inside 300 μm, and an intermediate film 150 μm. outside that is systematically screened on its inner side in a pattern of random spots. It is the same inside the film in the case of south and west facades, most exposed to direct sunlight. The median movie and screen printing are also intended to limit the value of the solar factor 0,45 on the south and west facades, and 0,75 on the fronts east and north.



The building will host, five levels (a ground floor and four floors), “a new concept of fitness center and wellness, between traditional and urban club club”, according to the definition proposed by Carole Pigeon, Director of sports and relaxation center in the group Roxim. What first mark the work of Philippe Starck, is its outer covering. The hard base, that is the building, will be, indeed, wrapped in a huge transparent polymer membrane said ETFE, a plastic material parts of which will be filled with air, a bit like “upholstered cushions giants”, retained by discrete wires. Which will bring him, as shown in the sketch, these cloud forms that give the building its name.
“This same material and the same pillows that adorn the Allianz Arena, the football stadium of Bayern Munich. The effect, especially at night, absolutely stunning”, said Marc Pigeon, President Roxim, who managed the feat to convince Philippe Starck to collaborate in this ambitious project.


A swimming pool and a nursery on the third level.



Philippe Starck -The cloud Montpellier
Spaces developed by the Cloud hosting different living. A kind of sports village with 4th and 5th levels, with all that can compose a sports and fitness center ; a water town, the 3rd level, with pool 15 m long and a crib ; a health town, the 2nd level, which will take the form of a volume dedicated to healthcare professionals (osteopaths, dietitians, physiotherapists). The first level will house, on the other hand, shops, whose volumes will be very low (between 15 m² and 30 m²), and restaurant.

Cloud light design 2015





STARCK

The electric Volteis redesigned by Philippe Starck


volatile, Electric Car, 2012.

Volteis designed by Philippe Starck Volteis designed by Philippe Starck. Here is a tiny car. 2,67 m long 1,88 m wide and 1,62 m high. It is also not a real car, but a cart, certified as a heavy quadricycle, drivable and dice 16 years. Its look is totally original, novel, but we know this little car for a long time, since it is marketed 3 years by a ardéchoise company under the name Volteis. It is a French vehicle, design as fabrication, and is instantly recognizable with its small Jeep look. Here redesigned by a big name, Philippe Starck.

Volteis designed by Philippe Starck. It is always in the mind of a minimalist vehicle. a sort of Mini Moke restyled for the XXI century. Parebrise plat, tubes and soft top, but there is stainless steel and aluminum construction, and the presence of vents. They are barely 10 cm, but there are many 2 doors. Their usefulness seems questionable yet. It would be clever to propose optional rather than standard equipment. Because let's be clear, if it was chilly in Geneva, This early March, the Volteis is a car to Saint-Tropez or the Balearics. And there are no doors need to go to the beach in swimsuit.

Volteis designed by Philippe StarckNous have noticed that the dashboard could be a smartphone, if there were worries of approval. A dashboard effect, must have a speedometer in all circumstances. It would be illegal for the display may stop due to receiving a phone call. There is also a question of certification. A smartphone is not designed primarily to be a speedometer. We do not mix apples and oranges. Mini and Smart were both presented scooters concepts with a smartphone like dashboard, but they have not marketed the. The Volteis signed by Starck against, is available. It can be ordered at the show.

Volteis designed by Philippe Starck 25 000 €. In absolute, it's expensive for a cart to performance and limited autonomy (65 km/h et 60 km), but also look at a vehicle that shifted friendly, which will be rare on roads, and signed a big name, this price is not excessive. And, we appreciate seat coverings when it's hot, while the large storage area behind the steering wheel allow the installation of a pair of flippers as floral bouquets. The Volteis signed Starck ? These are the holidays all year !






Starck BRASSE AIR, C'EST "REVOLUTIONARY"

sustainable development, ecodesign, ecology, energy, wind turbine, Philippe Starck, Pramac, revolutionary

The siglée Starck domestic wind has finally show the tip of the propeller. Announced in April 2008, Philippe Starck presented the prototype at the "Green Energy Design" show in Milan. Hay Arlesian, here it finally, "Small wind" for individuals, the very one that promises, Sitting proudly in your garden or on the roof of the house, to "produce 50 at 100% of your energy needs ". Baptisé "Revolutionary", the craft made its official debut at the Milan Triennale in the last few days. Designed for the Pramac Group, "small democratic and economic wind" will be available in 400 watts from September 2010. already can already afford version 1000 watts, high 6 meters, for an amount of 7 500€ (Installation and commissioning included). A heavier addition as previously announced (2 500€ to 3 500€ by wind, 1 000 at 2 000 € setup fee; the energy needs of a family would be covered by production 2 at 3 domestic wind turbines). All details are to be discovered on the site Windeo Planet, French distributor of the product.



The designer Philippe Starck on the famous revolutionary air for the video launch PRAMAC (wind turbine).


AXOR STARCK V

 

Alessi – Philippe Starck – Juicy Salif Bar



Alessi Juicy Salif Squeezer is the accessory of modern kitchen with excellence. Designed by Phillip Starck in the second half of the years 1980 wall clock with Walter Wayle II, Hot Bertaa kettle and large colander Max Chinese, Martian spaceship device research is a thing of wonder. You might wonder if it works. Juicy Salif greenhouse brilliantly not only lemons, but oranges, lemons and grapefruits also.

 

Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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