Network connections \ Complex City

• September 25, 2012

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A media library, space which preserves and gives access to audio-visual contents, sound documents and video recordings, material considered as cultural testimony with the same value than written documents.

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Divided between paper and virtual information, it characterizes a reality of a modern way to use space, these places will evolve in a parallel manner to media progress but especially to technology progress, having as main support the computer supplied with Internet.

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The brick concept:

Designed in the area of Toulouse, this media library has the purpose of exalting the brick, an architectural material considered as a cultural patrimony of this region.

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Elevations are made of two types of bricks: a varnish brick and an extruded brick with a technology which makes possible to collect solar energy during the day and to use it for lighting during the evening. Each extruded brick is located in a precise place, symbolizing a study of Internet network connections existing now a day. These networks create a random virtual map, bridge of internet connections, synonymous of “media” interconnections.

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Treatment of interiors:

With a simple program, the interior is a sober space that encourages “media”tation, meditation, and lecture.

+ Project facts

Network connections
City, country –Toulouse, France

Designer /Architect – Olivier Brouillard “Firm: COMPLEX CITY”
Status of project / expected completion if applicable – Competition
Year- 2012
Floor area – sq metres-500 m²
Number of floors-2
Firm website – www.complexcity.fr
Photo credit- Complex City

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Category: Architecture, Culture

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