Agence Search has proposed to the Louvre new arrangements for the entrance hall under the Pyramid.
Smoked oak was chosen for its cleaving aesthetic qualities. It is in itself a singular material in its own right. Its manufacturing process is based on oxidation of the tannins with nitrogen during a vacuum drying process. The conventional properties of wood are profoundly modified. R&D work was necessary in our laboratories to modify its fire behavior. A specific development of fireproofing in vacuum & pressure autoclave and an adapted drying thus offered the best possible classification for a wood-based decoration material: M1.
Architects : Agence SEARCH
Company : James 1840
Photos : James 1840