Thanks to the French artist Daniel Buren, the Fondation Louis Vuitton Building has been covered with an array of multicolored filters! Known for his in-situ works, the artists has covered 3,600 pieces of glass making the whole building look like a colorful book!
The pieces were organized in a checkerboard-like formation and have been implied not only outside but inside as well, thus creating a kaleidoscopic effect. And like in the favorite kid’s game this effect changes depending on the time of day, creating its own unique illustrations.
The artist has been known for his unique ability to use contrasting colored stripes and creating site-specific works inside architectural spaces. One of his recent works is the top roof of Le Corbusier’s Cite Radieuse, which is a perfect example of Buren’s professionalism.
While the Fondation Louis Vuitton was completed in 2014, the new colorful installation has been named Observatory of Light and has been recently opened.