“Impressionism” Jacques Ferrier at Architektur Galerie Berlin

April 14, 2017

The exhibition at Architektur Galerie Berlin includes an optical installation recalling the façade of the Metropole Rouen-Normandie,
a homage of architect Jacques Ferrier to the work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet in Rouen.

 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Impressionism © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Impressionism © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 

Jacques Ferrier has developed a highly individual approach to architecture, rejecting the strictly formalist approach of the Modernists and instead embracing technology to improve relationship between people and their environment. Central to Ferrier’s work is the idea of the sensual city – a desire that all buildings should respond and contribute to the sensory experiences that make us human. In 2010 Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti founded Sensual City Studio, a research and creative laboratory dedicated to new proposals for a humanist and pleasurable metropolitan life.


 

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“Jacques Ferrier Impressionism”
March 17 –  April 29, 2017
Architektur Galerie Berlin
Karl-Marx-Allee 96, Berlin
Germany

 


The headquarters of Metropole Rouen-Normandie – currently under construction – embodies most of Ferrier’s work obsessions. Notably an extraordinary double-façade that contributes to a zero-energy building. At the same time it pays a tribute to the impressionism, an avant-garde pictorial movement, part of Rouen’s cultural history.

 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Metropole Rouen Normandie Headquarter, 2017 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Metropole Rouen Normandie Headquarter, 2017 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, French Pavilonexpo Shanghai, 2010 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, French Pavilonexpo Shanghai, 2010 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 

The subtly coloured pattern of the innovative glass panels cladding the building is inspired by one of the numerous paintings done by Claude Monet in Rouen. Here cutting edge technology and poetic emotion are brought together; artificial apparatus produce natural changes playing with natural light, air breath, and climate variations… In the Architektur Galerie Berlin Impressionism shows an optical installation playing with light and colour. The visitor will enjoy a sensitive experience which is an evocation of the one created by the actual building by the Seine in Rouen. Pauline Marchetti is the author of the scenography and did the videos.

 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Piper Charles Heidsieck Headquarter, 2008 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Piper Charles Heidsieck Headquarter, 2008 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 

Jacques Ferrier founded his Paris based studio in 1993. Among his recent projects: the French Pavilion for the World expo 2010 in Shanghai, the French International School in Beijing (2016), the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse (2006) and the Hachette Livres headquarters in Vanves (2015). Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti oversaw the architectural coordination of the 68 future Grand Paris Express stations.

 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Piper Charles Heidsieck Headquarter, 2008 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Piper Charles Heidsieck Headquarter, 2008 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, International French school  Beijing, 2016 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, International French school Beijing, 2016 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 

In 2016 the comprehensive monograph “The Architecture of Jacques Ferrier” with contributions by Alexander Tzonis and Kenneth Powell is published by Thames & Hudson, London.

 

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Hachette, 2015 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Hachette, 2015 © Jacques Ferrier Architecture


 

 

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