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Dior Miami Façade // BarbaritoBancel Architectes

Miami, FL, United States

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Several Ideas, one intention.The principal stake of the project is to design a building to Dior’s image.The first natural approach is to gather the values which build Dior’s identity:- France, Paris, Versailles,- The ‘Haute Couture’,- The elegance, the refinement,- The excellence, the search for perfection,- The know-how, the tradition, the culture,- The creativity, the desire of innovation and delight,- The nobility, the luxury, the beauty.Haute Couture and Architecture can meet around these values.From this combination, a duality emerges,The Haute-Couture is linked to fashion, the ephemeral, and constantly needs to renew itself.Architecture transcends fashions and its image needs to outlive time that goes by, and continue to represent de Dior spirit in a lasting manner.More than a question of style, the Architecture is a question of light, proportion, and elegance.

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

So, under the light, the sculptured white volumereveals its cut. Through large curved movements of white concrete, clear figures of the ‘plissée’ take shape, between which the spaces of the
boutique slide in. The nobility of the smooth and delicate surfaces is given by a contemporary material made of ultra high-density concreteand by marble powder.The project also respects its «commercial» nature.

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

© BarbaritoBancel Architectes

The building does not want to appear as an institution or a museum; and its generous shop
windows open to the immediate public place. The drawing is influenced by the suggestive inspirations of Miami , images of sun and beachesalong with an idea of dynamism, youth, and contemporary design.Architecture and Haute Couture unite in the common desire to seduce.Benjamin Bancel & Ivana BarbaritoParis, 23rd September 2014Revised 29th February 2016Photos by Alessandra Chemollo Credits:- BarbaritoBancel architects – Architect – Abdurrahman Joomye- BarbaritoBancel architects – Architect – Benjamin Bancel- BarbaritoBancel architects – Architect – Ivana Barbarito.

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