The texture and curving form contrasts against the smooth facade, which is patterned with geometric designs typically used in Arabic architecture and on tiles. The difference in tonality between the panels of wool gives the tent a patched appearance. “The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure, which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco.”
Nine woollen peaks rise in front of the linear glass facade of the Institut du Monde Arabe designed by French architects Jean Nouvel and Architecture Studio and completed in 1987. Architecture studio Kilo has pitched a traditional Moroccan camel and goat wool tent in front of the patterned glass and metal facade of Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe building in Paris. “The tent harmonises contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods,” said the architects. A performance space is hosting a variety of events over the duration of the show, and the cafe is serving a Moroccan-inspired menu of mint tea, couscous and traditional pastries. Photography is by Luc Boegly. The exhibition and tent will be open to the public until 25 January 2015.