Friday, June 3, 2011

Embedded in Nature

These fascinating buildings belong to the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia. It was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, known for the Centre Pompidou.

Even though the buildings are a reference to the traditional huts of the Kanak tribes living in New Caledonia, there is also a strong impression of decay. The buildings seem to fall apart, to be covered by the vegetation, becoming once again part of nature.

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