Mario Bellini + Rudy Ricciotti: Department of islamic arts, Musée du Louvre
With its inauguration to the public this saturday, the louvre’s ‘department of islamic arts’ by milan-based studio Mario Bellini architect(s) and french architect Rudy Ricciotti is now complete in Paris, France.
The second intervention at the Musée du Louvre, marking 23 years after I.M. Pei’s pyramid, this 6,800 square meter addition is contained by an undulating semi-transparent golden roof. Hovering within the 18th century cour visconti, the foulard appears to be suspended inside the courtyard by the wind, never touching the ground or historic facade.
This design is breathtaking~