Building Growth


Architects Jacob+McFarlane recently completed a prefab addition to the Regional Contemporary Art Fund Centre (FRAC) in Orleans, France. The structure is a three-part, twisting, anodized aluminum and glass shell, which appears to be ‘growing’ from the roof of the former building. The surface of the organic form will act as a canvas for lighting effects created by the electronic artists Electric Shadow, and the space inside will be used for exhibitions, educational labs, a library and an auditorium.