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A building that looks like a giant Anemone

Don’t panic just yet. That’s not some sort of giant boxy sea creature out to wreak havoc and mayhem. That’s just a coral-inspired building for the students of the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer, part of the Paris-based Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Inspired both by Anemone tentacles moving beneath the ocean surface and its ocean-side location, the six-story student housing building has a bright pink, latticed facade that lets in light and ventilation, but keeps privacy a priority. The lower two floors contain the communal and lounge areas, while the upper four floors contain the residents’ bedrooms.

Last month, the building was shortlisted among 14 other projects for the AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture 2013.

Via Dezeen

International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer
International Accommodation Centre for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer

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