Xavier-Veilhan

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french country house re-clad with polished mirrored surfaces by bona-lemercier | via

a collaborative team comprising architecture studio bona-lemercier, artist xavier veilhan and set designer alexis bertrand has transformed a 1960s country house into a gallery designed to showcase contemporary artwork. located 30 kilometers east of paris, ‘le château de rentilly’ forms the second permanent venue for frac île-de-france – (the region’s contemporary art fund) – with the other location existing in the center of the french capital.

the building’s reflective façades not only add intrigue and distinction to a relatively plain structure, but also enhance the surrounding environment; preserving the layout’s strong geometry while highlighting the rolling green landscape. internal volumes have been cleared to make room for open plan gallery space, with the roof also reconfigured to allow exhibitions to take place on a large terrace that overlooks the picturesque landscape.

photography: florian kleinefenn

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