THE EXHIBIT “HABITUS” IS ON SHOW UNTIL 28 SEPTEMBER.
As a dialogue between the architect and the possibilities of PRIVA-LITE technology® developed by QUANTUM GLASS (a glass which transforms instantaneously from transparent to translucent and vice versa!), the “Habitus” installation transports visitors into a scenography in perpetual change. It is an experience expressing notions of rhythm, intimacy and social representaion.
Referring to the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s work, Christian Biecher brings together these themes in his installation “Habitus”: an ever changing scenography or a microarchitectural installation in a landscaped sequence which the visitor is drawn across to discover a dynamic space. His changing architectural world modifies the traditional perception of space and transports us into a living architectural installation.
HYBRID SPACE Range
Active glass specifically for interior architecture
Hybrid transparent walls becoming luminous, heated surfaces that are a backdrop for images or sounds...
Innovative glazing solutions which offer architects and interior designers the possibility of working with a multitude of dynamic installation scenarios to provide a new and unusual spatial experience... A single objective: to improve interactions between people in the building and the space around them.
Controllable transparent glazing for managing privacy and space
PRIVA-LITE technology is laminated glazing made up of a liquid crystal matrix which is controlled by electrical impulse and can therefore change instantaneously from transparent to translucent and vice versa. Connected to a simple switch or to motion sensors, it is possible to control the transparency of the glazing on demand. PRIVA-LITE technology is also an amazing surface for projecting pictures or videos.
A GLASS HOUSE
A space for inspiration and experimentation dedicated to glass and innovation
QUANTUM GLASS, a Saint-Gobain brand specalising in hybrid glass, created “A Glass House”. An experimental space in the heart of Paris which welcomes architects, designers, builders and end-users to discover the multiple possibilities that its innovative glass can offer. Visitors can therefore see, touch and experience the emotions provided by these intelligent and eco-efficient technologies.
The architect Christian Biecher graduated in 1989 from l’École nationale supérieure d’architecture (National Higher Education Institution for Architecture) at Paris-Belleville, belongs to a generation of designers who recognize that many different disciplines overlap. Winner of the “Albums de la jeune architecture” prize, awarded to young architectural talent, in 1993 and elected Designer of the Year in 2002 (Maison&Objet, Paris), the Minister of Culture presented him with the insignia of the Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite in 2009.
Christian Biecher is the designer of many buildings in France and abroad, including the “Bibliothèque départementale” (Library) in Carcassonne, the Tur building in Tokyo (2004) and Sora building in Shiki (2005), the department store Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong (2004), the Fauchon building in Casablanca (2010) and re- cently the renovation of the Budapest Stock Exchange (2011).
Currently the Christian Biecher agency is working on the design of a group of office buildings in Prague, apartments in Marseille and Strasbourg and a 4 star hotel in Paris. (Place de la porte de Vanves).
“HABITUS” by Christian Biecher
A Glass House - 4, passage Sainte-Avoye
Access: 8, rue Rambuteau - 75003 Paris
Ph.: +33 1 53 01 77 00
Metro: Rambuteau (Line 11) or Hôtel de ville (Line 01)
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
CONCEPT & DEVELOPMENT : Christian Biecher
TECHNOLOGY: PRIVA-LITE by QUANTUM GLASS