Montpellier studio NAS Architecture has realized the Breath Box, a pavilion with over 300 reflective modules as part of the Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte, France. The main wall of Breath Box faces the sea-side with 345 plates of polish steel. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, it transforms by its own attributes. The wind comes lift the many reflective modules, providing a duality between visual experience and reflection ripple.

Breath Box allows to distinguish, to see the wind passage, not only feel but apprehend physically. The recomposed mirror is deformed under the influence of wind, making them interact with the natural elements and the senses. The pleasure of following the passage of fluctuating, pulsating wind, creating a mosaic of city landscape. “Breath Box” therefore provides immediate and changing experience.


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