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Externals from the front Structure of ceiling

French architect Jean Nouvel and another designers won the competition of "L'Institut du Monde Arabe" (the Institute of the Arab World) .

There are some offices the Arab society is researched and a museum and a library introduce the Arab cultures and a souvenir shop in the building completed to Paris in 1987.

As for the building, the design to show aggressive a structural body of the glasses and the metals is done.The equipments of the ceiling and the lighting, etc. of the hall are integrated well.



Window of look south Mechanical shutter

The theme of this building seems to be "Play of light" and many electric window shades which apply the mechanism of squeezing the camera (diaphragm) to control the daylight are set up in inside all aspects in the glass windows of the look south. Shape and the arrangement of squeezing of bigness and smallness are traditional design of Arab.


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* INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE
* Artifice Great Buildings,L'Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris, France)


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May 1,1998 /April 1,1998