Kengo Kuma developed and Concert Complex in Aix-en-Provence for one of the oldest dance and music conservatories in France, created in 1849.
For cladding the exterior walls of the complex architect chose aluminum panels, decorated with pleats that create a contrast of light and shadow on a muted gray surfaces.
"The main element of the facade here it became light and shadow, and not aluminum," - says the team.
In some places the folds act as shutters, helping to protect the windows from direct sunlight.
In addition, a folded facade should cause the visitors a variety of associations - from paintings by French artist Paul Cezanne to origami paper forms. "We also got an interesting observation that the facade resembles a musical score," - says the architect.