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MAURO TURIN ARCHITECTES

Detention Center for Minors . Palézieux

photos: MAURO TURIN

When two entities meet, there can occur a place or a non-place ; sympathy or antipathy ; an affirmation or a denial ; sensibility or brutality. Finally, an edge or a limit. But, what is the difference between an edge and a limit? The limit is in the space, the edge is in an interstice of the space. The limit is absolute, the edge is relative. A limit is a denial, an edge is the affirmation. The limit is physical, the edge is psychological. Two entities which meet, inevitably refer to one of these concepts, no matter the level of consciousness of this interaction.
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PHILLIP LIM FLAGSHIP STORE . Los Angeles

photos: © iwan baan

By introducing a thick curving wall within the existing 5000 s.f. building envelope, one large main space unfolds into four smaller nooks. Mirrors along the walls enhance the spatiality of the store and create visual continuity between adjacent spaces. The curving geometry and thickness of the wall allows for the conventional methods of lighting and display to be rethought through the logic of the “niche,” while a single, continuous light-diffusing membrane floats above the space, giving a sense of depthlessness.

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