Conservatory Darius Milhaud by Kengo Kuma

Conservatory-of-Music-by-Kengo-Kuma-01The project is a complex of the music conservatory, its concert hall and various other facilities.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudThere is a big difference in elevation within the site, and its neighboring land is also diverse.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudTo solve such complexity, we chose aluminum as a single material for each façade, to be folded in part according to the face.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudBy adding the work of “folding” to the thin aluminum panel, each façade is given subtle shading.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudThe main element of the façade here, therefore, is light and shadow, instead of the aluminum.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudWe were inspired for this idea by Paul Cézanne, the great artist from this region, and Japanese art of Origami.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudFolding also became useful in protecting the opening from the sunlight, and controlling the range of view from the opening.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudWe also received an interesting remark that this façade evokes a musical score, the protagonist of conservatory. Folding is also applied to the concert hall.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudAn asymmetrical interior was generated as its result, and helped to make a resonance with colorful, free-spirited music by Darius Milhaud, again a composer of Aix-en-Provence whose name is crowned on the conservatory.
Conservatory Darius MilhaudLocation: Aix en Provence, France
Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Project Team: D. Lopez Arahuetes, N. Sanz, M. Constantinescu, E. Fauquenbergue, M. Orellana, J. Wakuda, T. Zelic, M. Casselbrant, I. Angelidou, Y. Ito, E. Bret, M. Katir, R. Martin, D. Cheung, C. Chen
Structure: Cer3i fluides, Ets Antonelli
Acoustique: Peutz and Associates scénographie, Changement à vue
Usable floor area: 7,395 m2
Cost: 15,797,000 euros HT
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Conservatory Darius Milhaud Conservatory Darius Milhaud Conservatory Darius Milhaud Conservatory Darius Milhaud Conservatory Darius Milhaud


  1. Excellent blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get
    opinions from other experienced individuals that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

    Here is my homepage :: really make money online monetize; Danial,

  2. Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords
    but I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share.

    my site :: who Is the antichrist

  3. You can definitely see your enthusiasm within the article you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t
    afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

    Feel free to surf to my web page … juguetes eroticos

  4. You could definitely see your skills in the article you write.

    The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid
    to mention how they believe. At all times go after
    your heart.

    Feel free to visit my web-site :: juguetes sexuales

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *