Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
- An overhead view of the foundation's glass shell, when it was still under construction.
- The building was constructed in a small courtyard in Paris' 13th arrondissement.
- Viewed from the street, the shell is much less imposing.
- The 19th-century facade of the site includes two sculptures created by a young Auguste Rodin.
- The building's undulating contours resulted in more space and sunlight for the foundation's neighbors.
- Translucent aluminum panels line the outside of the structure, creating the illusion of an armadillo shell.
- From behind the facade, Piano's new building seems to grow out of neighboring apartments.
- The space will house the foundation's offices, exhibition spaces, and a 70-person screening room.
- The Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé houses an archive of more than 10,000 old films, of which 9,000 are silent.
- The glass shell is supported by curved wooden beams.