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Michael Elion’s Pink Halo in Paris

(Source: DB online)

Michael Elion's Pink Halo

Michael Elion's Pink Halo (source: BD online)

South African architect Michael Elion designs a 560sq helium filled Halo structure that floats above the National Archives in Paris, as part of the French capital’s Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night arts festival.

The pink fluorescent-lit structure is made of Dtex high tenacity nylon fabric with a polyurethane coating and is stabilized by 12 control cables attached to 100kg concrete weights and a pulley system attached to two trucks, a car and two tonnes of sand which act as ballast.

Made of Dtex high tenacity nylon fabric with a polyurethane coating, the structure is lit with 24 fluorescent lights and controlled by a remote control winch and pulley system attached to a forklift truck, another truck, a car and two tonnes of sand which act as ballast.

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Elion's Halo floating above the National Archives in Paris (source: DB online)

Elion's Halo floating above the National Archives in Paris (source: DB online)

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Some Recent Photos of Centre Pompidou-Metz

Here are some construction photos found on the web of the Centre Pompidou-Metz by Shigaru Ban and Jean de Gastine.

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Almost finished...

source: Lonely_Freak

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