Fubon Tower / RPBW
2016 / DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Renzo Piano Building Workshop was commissioned in 2015 by Fubon Life Insurance to design the Fubon Group headquarters in Taipei. The agency asked ailleurs studio to produce photorealistic images in order to communicate the design process to their client.
Using the blueprint, the volumes and a carefully established moodboard, we developed our design progressively along the way as our conversations. With an eye for detail, we raised essential questions starting with the architectural intention, concerning the choice of materials and their arrangement, in confrontation with the constraints, functions and uses of the building. Through a strategic use of this representation, we were able to prompt decisions and reaffirm those already taken.
We share RPBW's taste for the way natural light shapes space.
Together, we have designed a place whose inside and outside breathe in harmony.
Client : Renzo Piano Building Workshop
SSENSE / CIGUË
2014 / COMPETITION
SSENSE, the internationally renowned digital fashion platform set up its first space in Montreal, hosting some of the world's leading fashion brands alongside art installations and events. During the architecture competition for the venue's interior design, French studio Cigüe turned to ailleurs studio for advice and inspiration in order to promote its vision.
Starting with the careful selection and referential treatment of the main material, we focused on quality of board-formed concrete, trying out numerous blends in order to design bespoke shades and textures. By our attention to spatial composition and our dedication to enriching the place’s character, we helped to perfect our client’s proposal.
Our ambition: to create a symbiosis between Cigüe's favored noble raw materials - concrete and stone - and the refined and radical minimalism that defines SSENSE's vision. In a dialogue between imaginations, we created a new identity where the finishing of materials and their interaction with light sublimate the sobriety of the exhibited object.
Client : Ciguë
CONFIDENTIAL / Cut Architecture
2014 / COMPETITION WINNING PROJECT
Imagine a major international brand opening a confidential, “appointment only” showroom in Paris. Cut Architecture, winner of the brand's invitation-only competition, entrusted ailleurs studio with the staging of their vision, a design combining anticipation and urban aesthetics.
Imagine a revisited Parisian interior where wooden handrails, herringbone parquet and metal “caillebottis” cohabit. Fashion items displayed on this layered jungle, can be experienced in multiple ways by the selected clients.
We staged a journey that begins with an intriguing plastic work, revisiting the brand's iconic piece. Using procedural shading, we were able to create an unique iridescent metal which is metamorphosed with light.
Client : Cut Architecture
2015 / DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
The Giacometti Foundation opened new Institute Giacometti, a center of reference for the work of sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), dedicated to exhibitions, research, and educational activities. It is housed in a listed Art Deco townhouse in the heart of Paris’ 14th arrondissement, where the artist spent part of his life. The Foundation commissioned ailleurs studio to create a representation of the spaces, refurbished and designed by Pascal Grasso Architectures in order to see how the sculptures and paintings would fit in the restored historical space.
Starting from scratch, our mandate was to honor the artist's soul, pay respect to his works and bring a contemporary architectural vision directly to the heart of this unique space. We visited the site before renovation to take photographs of each decorative element and collected laser scans of Giacometti's emblematic works, in order to make 3D reproductions of every detail.
We were able to represent the subtle interplay of light on the delicate bronzes and to celebrate each object from the former studio, reproduced in situ. This demanding institutional commission was all about creating harmony between historical, poetic and pragmatic aspects of the project.
Client : Pascal Grasso Architectures / Fondation Giacometti
Ishigami Family chair
2013 / CGI IMAGERY BOOK
ailleurs studio founder Alessandro Brotto’s contribution to The Art of Modelling and Rendering, a technical book for 3D Artist and designers, was a representation of Junya Ishigami's iconic Family Chair.
Inspired by the research of Patricia Urquiola - with whom he collaborated for a few years - into traditional weaving, Alessandro Brotto adorned this round-shaped chair with a macramé mesh, draped sensually to reveal an absence of nudity, in an artistic and technological gesture that challenges the orthodox use of 3D modeling.
His poetic propensity led him to revolutionize the technique: to impart movement to the fabric, it was necessary to reproduce the motif thousands of times and work on the processing of information where software and hardware meet. This craft digital production is emblematic of ailleurs.studio ’s capacity to bring reality and imagination into phase.
Client : GCedizioni, The art of modeling and rendering
2018 / DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
The Chancery Building in Mayfair London, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1960 and previously home of the US Embassy, is to become the sixth prestigious establishment in the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts luxury group. A renowed interior architect, collaborating with David Chipperfield in charge of the overall refurbishment, commissioned ailleur studio to illustrate their vision.
The demanding project started with interviews, moodboards and models to help determinate the project identity through various first class material alternatives.
In addition to carefully studying the light conditions, our work also focused on visualizing how the new materials would coexist together with the patinated, original materials of this Grade II listed building.
Client : Confidential