Paris VII University, Physics faculty, Paris 13e

The physics department is a monolith at once dense, divided, and permanent. By reducing the built masses, the volumes are freed: the ground becomes base, tower, and turret. The play on superimposed silhouettes is heightened by the use of different materials. The recesses in the façades alternate areas of zinc and terracotta. The sunlight pours into the heart of the plot through the pattern of windows of varying dimensions.

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