• Diffraction

    Torre Agbar

    Category
    Location
    Barcelona Spain
    Client
    Agbar Group
    Architect(s)
    Jean Nouvel
    Year
    2005
    Description

    An object decomposing light, on the prism principle: a drop of rainbow.

    Yann Kersalé

    Diffraction is similar to a holographic diversion.

    Light inserts itself between the tower’s double skin, one made of coloured plates and the other exterior one, of glass blades. It re-enhances the existing colours on the first skin. This process, on the ton-sur-ton principle, is in the image of 19th Century art print where the artist would enhance colour on existing drawings.

    The tower plays on colour matching, as a prism decomposing light, through a slow pulsating process, hence animating its entire stature.

  • Diffraction - Torre Agbar, Barcelone-- Yann Kersale - Dessin
Photos : © Yann Kersalé-SNAIK