Architektur Galerie Berlin hosts an exhibition about architect Jacques Ferrier, who demonstrates a very personal approach to architecture and designed the French pavilion atExpo Shanghai 2010 . He is also serving as architectural consultant for the construction of the future stations in the Grand Paris Express project. His studio, Sensual City Studio, founded in 2010 with Pauline Marchetti, is a research laboratory in which architecture and the city are viewed from a humanistic and sensitive rather than a formal perspective, in which technology is always used to improve people’s relationship with their environment, and never as an end in itself.
One example of the poetics of architect Jacques Ferrier may be found in the premises of the Metropole Rouen-Normandie currently under construction in Rouen. In the city where Claude Monet worked on some of his famous paintings, the architect has designed a façade system combining technology with poetry. The building is covered with innovative glass panels which, in relation to the nearby waters of the Seine, create light effects that vary according to the weather, as in Claude Monet’s paintings. This homage continues in the exhibition, due to open on March 16 at Architektur Galerie Berlin. The German gallery hosts an optical installation of lights and colours designed by Pauline Marchetti recalling the façade of the Metropole Rouen-Normandie, offering visitors a sensory experience.
Title: Jacques Ferrier Impressionismus
Dates: 17 March - 29 April 2017
Location: Architektur Galerie Berlin, Germany
Images courtesy of Architektur Galerie Berlin